Happy Monday, all! This Pet Doctor Barbie post was probably the most labor intensive to date, but it was a labor of love. I hope you like it. 🙂
Pawcurious Media and Dr V present:
“A Wish for Wings That Work”
Hi everyone. Thanks so much for coming to Pet Loss Anonymous.
We’re all here because we have struggled deeply with the loss of a pet. Our friends, our relatives have all noticed just how tough it’s been. It has been suggested that perhaps our grief is a little excessive and we haven’t appropriately moved past it, so here we are.
This is a really helpful way to come together to get past our grief.
I’ll invite everyone to come up and share your stories. Thank you for bringing your pictures along for inspiration.
I’ll go ahead and start. I’m Dr. V. I lost two amazing dogs last year named Emmett and Mulan, and it pretty much floored me. Even though I have two wonderful dogs now, I worry that I will never bond with them the way I did with these two…..(goes on for a while)
Hi. I’m Lisa. I loved my heart dog Bailey so much that she was a part of my wedding. I wouldn’t have it any other way….
! What are they doing down there? BAILEY!!
Are they talking about us again, Blade? I love when she talks about the wedding.
Yes, but look at them- I think they’re in some sort of Grievers Anonymous meeting! I think they’re trying to stop talking about us!
Why would they do that?
I don’t know, Bailey. This calls for action.
MULAN! I have an assignment for you!
For me? Will I get to see my master again? She is a good and kind master and I miss her so.
There she is. Look at them. Someone has put it into their heads that they need to get over us and stop talking about us. I mean, REALLY.
I need you to put a stop to that nonsense. If you succeed, you’ll get your reward.
…So anyway, I pretty much figured out right then and there that dogs are so much better than people and I will never meet a person that I like as much as I do Blade. We were soulmates.
I think I’m ready to talk now.
Hi, I’m Bob. I don’t even have a dog. I actually came here to meet chicks, but I learned something today.
You all keep telling these stories like it’s something to be ashamed of, but you all sound totally normal to me. So what if you still want to talk about your pet? So what if you’re still sad? My mom threw away my vintage Farrah Fawcett poster when I was 15 and I STILL haven’t gotten over it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, it’s cool that you’re here talking about your pets and I think it’s a GOOD thing, not a bad thing. You loved them. Later ladies.
You know, I think he’s right. I never felt like I was doing anything wrong anyway.
Me neither. Want to head over to Happy Hour? I have some awesome stories about Blade you guys would love.
Sounds good to me. Let’s get outta here.
…hey….did you hear that? Was that the fire alarm?
I hear it too! Maybe the bell choir is practicing upstairs?
My Master will be so proud of me! I love her and she loves me.
Deb Mendez says
Touching! Tears with my coffee.
Shauna (Fido & Wino blog) says
tabitha W says
Soo wonderful, but do you have to make me cry at my desk on a monday????
Dug as Mulan was awesome! Great Dr. Barbie post. Just yesterday I found myself crying as I looked at potential adoptions at Petsmart and thought “It is almost a year…”
I really enjoyed this story. Thanks for putting all of the work into it! It was great!
Thanks for a great Dr Barbie post. It has been 5 years since I lost my 2 dogs that I grew up with. You never get over it, you just learn how not to cry everyday, all day long. Okay, gotta stop typing, my eyes are getting teary! Thanks Dr V! I am so glad that I am not the only one that feels this way
Lisa W says
<3 <3 <3
Thanks for the story, Dr V! Good tears on a Monday…
As soon as I saw Blade’s face…I’m sitting here crying, Jess. But they are GOOD tears. Just this weekend, I shared the recording of Blade talking with B’s little sister. And it felt like he was there with us.
Thank you, Jess. Much love.
Susan Montgomery says
Good story, and no, we should not stop talking about them. I need to find you some Irish Wolfhound figures. In the past week, two hounds from my club have crossed the bridge.
Dr. V says
🙁 I’m so sorry. Damn Kevin.
I loved this story , even if I got a little weepy in the process. Thanks Dr V for sharing. Our furry friends are always with us, past and present.
Georgia Jewel says
A very heartwarming Pet Doctor Babrie episode! Well done, Dr. V. I still feel guilty missing my corgis even though my Shorty is a sweetheart.
I’m trying hard not to cry because I have a lunch date to get too, but this post really touched me. Amazing and poignant as always Dr. V.
When my first dog Charlie died, one of my co-workers said: “Of course you are grieving, you lived with Charlie longer than I did with my first husband.” May we all have understanding friends!
My vet is wonderful at that “last visit” and takes care of us humans as well as our pets. There are follow up calls and cards and a lot of respect for my dog through the process.
I also have rituals, spreading the ashes at a meaningful place and making a collage of photos which hangs on my wall. And of course, there are websites and blogs!
Thanks for your presentation Dr. V. Where DO you get all those toys?
Dr. V says
Oh, my kid’s toybox, Toys R Us, I just kind of pick them up when I see them and figure out a way to use them. 😀
I have to agree – you never really do get over the loss of a pet. You do move on, and live your life, but they are there with you! It’s been not quite a year since we euthanized our Miss Girl. We miss her dearly, and talk about her often. Grief becomes great memories!
i love this one. i just love it.
I loved this one. It made me smile when Dug showed up. 🙂 A very sweet and touching dr. barbie post.
Dug as mulan that is! 😉
Kevin is standing at my door.
I can’t read this right now, but, I will, soon I’m sure.
I just can’t right now.
I don’t like kevin right now, very much.
But I will be back. I love Dr. V.
much love, and thanks.
Dr. V says
Oh, no. I’m so sorry. Tell him no one’s home and to GO AWAY.
Lisa W says
Many hugs to you. I hope Kevin stays outside for a long while yet…
Don’t stop talking about them!
What a beautiful Dr. Barbie “episode.”
Wow…what timing. Exactly 3 years from the date my Shaq met Kevin. :*( I will never stop talking about him. He was one of the highlights of my life!
Annette Frey says
Wow, this is amazing! Thank you Dr. V, as usually you hit it out of the park!
xoxo to all those in the choir, including my sweet Lambchop
aw this is so sad. my dog died a year ago but i still cry sometimes when i see a berner around. on a lighter note, i looove those toys you use. is that doug from ‘UP’? i have to know where to get them, lol. i want a set 😛
Dr. V says
The Disney store had them for a while around Christmas, but I’m pretty sure they’re all sold out now.
Well this is my first visit. A friend of mine said your blog was great and I should check it out, and here I am.
This is a good and bad post for me to read. My beloved Abbie has a date with Kevin soon. She has cancer. I took her to the vet today and we learned there is nothing else we can do.
I loved this post because it’s a good reminder in advance, that it’s OK to continue thinking about her and talking about her after she goes. She’s an amazing dog.
Thanks for this post, so funny and heartwarming at the same time.
I look forward to reading more!
Dr. V says
Welcome Kristen- I’m sorry it’s under these circumstances. I have standing orders to kick Kevin in the face if I ever see him.
The “cancer sucks” section has lots of stories about when I went through all that garbage last year, and there are lots of stories from other people commiserating. It’s probably not something to look at now, but maybe later, it might ease your hurt to know others know how you are feeling. (((hugs)))