I had to rehome my precious Maltese, Abby, 6 months ago due to my compromised health. It still brings me to tears.
Having a companion pet has been my virtual-lifeline as my health has declined over the years. Making the decision to relinquish Abby was the most painful decision that I have had to make and the most prominent of the losses that I have incurred. But I made the decision keeping Abby’s needs as more important than my own. I was not able to give Abby the life that she deserved.
Happily, Abby is now with a friend and her husband that I know well. Abby’s new family includes 2 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, a bird, and 2 pigmy goats and a half acre of fenced property. Abby has ready siblings and playmates. Abby is happy and thriving.
I give my friend a monthly stipend for Abby’s care and provide for all of Abby’s medical expenses. And I always will. I made a commitment to Abby and her well-being that I will always honor.
My heart still feels aches. But knowing that Abby is living fully gives me peace of mind.
Loss of health involves painful losses.
I feel for you and understand the close bond we share with our companion pets. They are not pets. Our companion pets are true gifts of the soul and provide welcomed nurturing and unconditional love.
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