I’m very sad tonight and just wanted to write about my feelings. I hope you don’t mind. My husband and I were upstairs watching television this evening. We came downstairs for him to go to work (he works 3rd shift) and we found our dog had passed away. What a terrible shock!!!
She was a black lab and her name was Juni. She was about 6 years old and healthy. We’d had her for about 2 1/2 years. She was good dog. She had her own mind and liked to do what she wanted to do, but we all loved her very, very much.
I’m just in shock right now. I can’t understand what happened. Maybe a heart attack. It’s just so sad. The hardest part was when I had to call our daughter at college and tell her. She’s four hours away & I wanted so badly to just jump in the car and drive there. I couldn’t do that, of course, but I wished I could. She took it hard, as could be imagined, but had calmed down some after we talked. I’m so thankful that she has such a wonderful roommate to help her through this shocking time.
A dog is such a wonderful addition to your life. Even when you lose them suddenly, like this, it still makes it worth the effort. Dogs are so loyal. They love you no matter what. And they are always there for you too. Juni seemed to be able to sense when I was sad or stressed. She’d come right over to me and push against me so I’d pet her. That always made things a little easier.