Nancy would never leave Grampa’s side. Even when Grampa was having his meal, having a bath or reading a newspaper, she would be there, waiting for him to come play.
We were so sad when at first mummy and then daddy were gone for those long days. We hated the sight of those bags being packed. But they are back and we are thankful our family is together again.
What must Nancy be going through? How can anyone explain to her why Grandpa isn’t coming back?
She has been scared and miserable, refusing to cuddle up to anyone for too long. She would go lie down alone in some corner of the house and snap at anyone who tries to pick her up.
Mummy tried to cheer her up during the days she was there. She took her out on walks and long drives.
Nancy seemed to bond with her a little. Sometimes, late at night she would come and lie down close to Mummy, pawing her for a belly-rub. It was really very endearing.
But then, she wouldn't stay long. She would go away, wander about the house and lie down somewhere all by herself.
There have been so many visitors but no Grandpa. Late in the evening, after everyone has left, she still goes out and sits on the threshold, waiting for him to come back home.
Hope she finds the understanding and realisation in her heart to accept that Grandpa isn’t coming back…ever.
All our humans cry over the loss of a loved canine friend. It is traumatic to lose someone who is a part of your life, a part of your soul.
But then what do we Dawgs do when we lose a Human friend we loved so well.
A Dawg NEVER ever forgets. And a Dawg Always waits.
We hope one day Nancy will be re-united with Grampa and they both will live in a happier, lovelier place forever together.