In My Heart
I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence. I often speak your name.
Now all I have is memories, and your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.
The feelings and length of grief you experience are different for every person. Your level of grief might depend on your age and personality, the age of your pet and the circumstances of your pet's death write Lawrence Robinson and Robert and Jeanne Segal in “Coping with Pet Loss” on their website helpguide.org. You might experience "denial, anger, guilt, sorrow and loneliness." Some people even feel like they hear their pet walking or calling or see their pet out of the corner of their eye notes the ASPCA website's FAQ section. Whatever your feelings, it's important not to rush through them or try to suppress them. It is sometimes helpful to write about your pet, and we encourage you to do so, and upload a picture if you wish, below.