Thursday, 14 February 2013

Losing a beloved pet...

 You know those days that you have to fight to get through, and every minute is a struggle? Today and yesterday were examples of those days.
I was doing some university work yesterday evening when my mum rang me to say that the dog we'd had for ten years, my sweet, sweet girl Bonnie, had been hit by a car and killed. I don't even know how I can begin to explain the pain this has caused me or the depths of how awful I really feel, but I feel like I need to write SOMETHING down to mark her passing.

Bonnie was one of those dogs that you could happily take into a room room of other animals, strangers and little kids, and you'd know that no matter what happened, she'd be calm. She never nipped, or jumped up, or misbehaved; she was perfect. I remember taking her on holiday with us when she was two, and even when another dog tried to attack her she just looked at him with a slightly bemused expression on her face, before looking up at me like: "what's wrong with him?!"

I know some people might laugh and make mean comments like "she was just a dog", but she WASN'T just a dog. She was beautiful inside and out, and I've never known a more gentle soul. My youngest brother has been destroyed by her death, he grew up with her and I remember him pulling her tongue out her mouth as a baby, and poking her ears, and her just cuddling up to him enjoying the attention.

She was the leader of our four dogs, and I have no doubt that she will be bossing people around wherever she is right now. 

I love you sweet girl, and I miss you, and home will never feel quite right ever again.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about Bonnie :( Sending you my love and virtual internet hugs

    Rachel x

  2. I know your pain. It's so hard when a pet you love dearly passes away <3
    Laura x


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