A hard few months

We have had a hard few months this end, sadly my sons dog Pippa passed away. My son has not come to terms with it at all!
He has started to get depressed and wants to spend far too much time sleeping. I guess we will cope in the end but its hard to see his pain so sad for him. It puts my grief on hold.
Not that there is such things as good news BUT my son was the best with his dog for her last day. He stayed with her right to the end and he buried her. Now I was crying a lot! but he kept saying ‘not now, hold on for Pippa’s sake’ I am blown away by the depth of his compassion, by his strength at such a sad time.
He made Pippa number one, and held her through it all. What a man he is becoming! the love and total control he had that day was far more than me, far stronger than me.
He wrote a lovely note on his Facebook page about his dog as well.
I feel that his love for that wonderful dog has shined up his life in far more ways than I can count.
Now with his loss he has retreated, sad most of the time and needing to learn about bereavement. One step at a time we will get there but for now he needs space, time to heal.
Would I have a dog like her again for a child like him? YES! in a heart beat. He has gained far more from that dog/boy bond than I could ever teach him. Even the sad things like bereavement. Something I would love him not to know but we all know that death comes to everyone and a sad fact that we all have to learn to live with it at points in our lives.

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