It’s hard to believe it’s been over THREE months since we said goodbye to our Beauty Queen aka Schatzie, our Carolina Dog. I was chatting with an FB friend a couple of months ago who lost both her dogs in the last couple of years. It seems surreal at times when they first leave us and we begin to realize just how much they brought to and impacted our lives.
I can’t even begin to tell you all right here and now how much this dog has done in that respect but I’ll be doing my darnedest to share on my podcast, blog posts…in fact in all I teach. She was like the female version of my Neo Mastiff, Shadrach. I’m so very, very grateful God chose this girl for us 😍💖🙌
The following was a video I created after listening to the song by Matthew West, the Beautiful Things We miss. We do have an FB page called the Beautiful Things We Love now but I confess I’ve not been keeping it much as of late.
Because this was very hard for all of us, our boy King included of course, I want to provide you with some resources below sent to me by a guy named Justin Black. Here is his story:
“Last May, I lost my beloved dog, Smokey, my best friend for 14 years. To say that losing him absolutely crushed me is the understatement of the century. I didn’t realize that his death would hit me as hard as a human’s death (I’d lost my grandfather shortly before), and it really took me by surprise just how deeply I felt it. Anyway, I didn’t feel like I could talk to anyone about it (everyone was still reeling from the loss of my grandpa), so I looked online for some information on how to deal with Smokey’s loss in a healthy way.”
Justin sent me the following resources to share with all of you. I have also posted these on other pages here just to make sure you have what you need as you go through this grieving process. It is valid. Your dog is family and losing your dog means you lost a family member:
I will be sharing a subsequent post on how my dog King and I have found new ways to bond and go forward from this loss – and honestly I know King has fared far better than so many dogs that don’t receive this type of natural care from their unknowing humans. If you want more guidance just let me know!
Until next time…
Have a positively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!