Friday, August 03, 2007

Crying in the aisles of Target

Sounds like it could be the next Country/Western hit, but sadly it was what I was doing earlier this morning while shopping. I of course needed to restock our shower curtain supply, so I bought 3, hoping that lasts us through the month of August. I also needed to buy 2 get well cards. It was in the card aisle that I lost it when I saw this card for loss of pet...

Card Front:

Inside message:

"if only they could"

And there she blows. A waterfall of tears were falling down my cheeks and I tried my best to blink them away but a few splashed onto the card so I felt obligated to purchase. I just hope I don't have to send it to anyone, anytime soon.

The last few weeks have been a little challenging so I know my emotional threshold has almost reached it's breaking point so I'm sure that added to the flow of waterworks. But for that moment in the store, I thought of all my past pets, current pets and those in my life who have also lost a pet. Those tears were for all the Taffee's, Bailey's, Brewski's, Precious's, Muffin's, Oswald's, Bambi's and Nick's who have left us behind. Your paw prints are forever in our hearts and we will never forget you.


KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Ok, that just got me. Beautiful card and beautiful post. I'm sitting in my bright, cheery office with tears streaming down my face. Thanks for remembering my sweet boy. It touches me that you thought of him for a random moment in your life. If I'd seen the same card I would have done the same thing.

superjenn said...


I miss my dog so much sometimes it hurts.

A year has passed by and not a day goes that I don't think of him and his sweet face.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN said...

Oh, Superjenn, I'm so sorry. What was your doggie like?

Gosh, it is so funny that I find it hard to relate to some people and what they go through, even if I have gone throug it myself. But, when it comes to this incredible loss and sadness over losing a loved pet I can totally feel your hurt.

I'm having a glass of birthday Muscat right this very minute. I raise it now to all of our pets and hope that we were as worthy of their love and devotion as they so deeply felt we were. We love you guys!