The love with simultaneous heartbreak in your story about Jordan is truly in immense. Even though she had dementia, this wonderful dog still recognized her human until her last days. I can feel the deep impact that this gorgeous old dog had on your life. A traumatic way to leave you life The feeling of something being ripped from your heart and the proceeding guilt are a very human response to such tradgedy. It’s a testament to your relationship with Jordan that you shared your story here – we are all priviledged to witness it.
Griefline has a great resource for when we lose our dearest animal companions – I wonder if that has crossed your path? Something it mentions is taking care of yourself. I wonder how your appetite and sleeping are going since you wrote this post?
You’re also welcome to call us on 1300 845 745 between 6am and midnight AEST and talk through anything you might be feeling with our volunteers.
Part of walking through grief and loss can be sharing the story of your loss with others – and you have dont just that, my heart goes out to you in this incredibly difficult time.
Keep writing – we are listening xx