Posted: 07/05/2015 at 07:53
I was at secondary school when the dog we had had since I was a baby died.
She had her usual barking session at the dustbinmen, then lay down by the front door and just died. She had a good and long life. That is what you have to remember.
I found out about it when i was walking home from school.I had to get two buses, so I didn't get home from school until nearly 5pm. One of the kids on the street shouted, "Your dog is dead" I ran into the house to find the dog was not there. It changes the way a house feels.
I was upset and at my grandmas shop on the Saturday, when I customer asked why I was upset.My grandma said," She has lost her dog"
The customer said, "Dont' worry, she will turn up soon."
" No she wont, she's dead" I shouted.That made it worse.
We had a new puppy three months later. The house didn't feel the same without a dog greeting you as you came threw the door. My nans house always had multiple animals. All the waifs and strays. When one died, there was always others. Somehow that didn't hurt as much when one died.
Hugs for you and your grandchildren.