SAD MOMENT OF THE DAY – Marilyn Armstrong

I’m making dinner for the dogs. Usually, they all swirl around my feet. This time, Duke was sitting quietly watching me … and Bonnie was waiting at the top of the stairs for Gibbs to come in for dinner.

And there was nothing at all I could say to her except “I’m sorry, Bonnie, but he won’t be coming home again.”

Categories: Animals, dogs, Gallery, Marilyn Armstrong, Photography, Scottish Terrier

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  1. It is difficult for those left behind. When my Smithfield Toby died, I had gone out leaving them at home (something I very rarely do). I came home and no one came racing to the door to greet me. I came inside, and Treacle and Busby were up on the lounge. Toby was asleep on his bed at least I thought he was. He had died in his sleep. It cut me up I was not home, and I was distressed. My other dogs helped me bury him, and sniffed and added dirt and walked over where I laid him checking it all out. It took about three weeks before they were more like themselves, but for my younger dog Busby his world was rocked, Toby had been his big brother, and helped raise him as a puppy (I fostered him and 2 siblings from 4 weeks old.) He was unsure of what his role was. He has found his voice, and now sees his role, as protector and a wonderful companion. My heart aches for you all and the Gibbs shape hole in Yours, Garrry, Bonnie and Dukes.


  2. They’ll miss him too…


  3. I know dogs grieve…. I’ve seen it first hand and there is nothing you can do other than be there with hugs, love and gentle words of reassurance. It’s a hard time for all of you. ❤

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  4. I’m so sorry. It’s never easy to lose fur family. Sending love and a special cyber hug. ❤️🐾


  5. It is sad when you see that and you can’t help them or explain. Duke sitting quietly does not sound at all like him but poor Bonnie, waiting and wondering where Gibbs was.

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  6. I’m crying for your buddies…. nd you. Not they it helps. It’s just so heart breaking.

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  7. I am so sorry. Hugs

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  8. They are feeling the loss just like you guys. ☹️


  9. The critters.., they do have feelings


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