John, I am so sorry for your loss, but I am so glad you gave Pearl a wonderful live, filled with love and joy. Even in the pictures above you can see how happy she is. I know you will miss her terribly. I remember you talking about her bringing her bowl over when she felt hungry in the middle of the day. That touched me and I thought it was so adorable. Stay strong in the knowledge that you gave her a good life.
I’ve been following your blog for a long time without saying a word, but I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I think in some ways losing a fur-friend is worse than losing a family member. The love of an animal is so unconditional and leaves such a void.
I’m so sorry. When I lose a furry child, I always ask my mother to greet them on the other side and take care of them until I get there. I have sent her many animals! It makes me feel better hoping they are being looked after by someone I know.
I am so very sorry, and I know how bad this hurts.
We just lost our third dog in less than a year, just under a month ago now.
There were all very old, and had wonderful lives, but oh, how I miss them.
I rely on my pooch for so many things (love, companionship, entertainment and personal training amongst them) and truly understand how the death of a much loved friend such as Pearl will affect you all. My condolences to you and your family.
I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful Pearl. I have been off of internet for a little while and just checked my e-mail and saw your “Thank You” notice. I know you must be at a loss of trying to come to grips with the passing of this special friend and family member. I lost my little Roxie in Nov of 2008 and the other day I was going through some boxes and found her lead and collar. It brought back the sadness, but also the joy of having such a wonderful friend who loved unconditionally and was loved deeply by our family. Take care and cling to the memories.