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Spencer's Story

today at the grocery store…

March 1st, 2012 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

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My oldest daughter has pink eye, so was home from school today.  That is 3 days of me not being able to get my stuff done while they were at school.  So, I had to to go to the grocery store with her in tow (but not touching ANYTHING).  I wanted to hurry to grab the things that we needed, so I cut down a random isle.  Wouldn’t you know it, that random isle was the pet food isle (we didn’t buy dog food at the grocery store, so it wasn’t one of the isles I was particularly familiar with).  I hoped she wouldn’t notice and tried to just hurry down the isle.  Halfway down she looked up at me with tears in her eyes and said, “Mommy, can we not come down this way anymore?  It makes me really sad.”  🙁

Later today I was upstairs.  I kept swearing that I heard Spencer’s collar jingling.  I thought I must be going crazy.  Yeah, my daughter was wearing his collar around her waist.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Judy

    Kids find their way to grieve. I think wearing his collar was brilliant. What a wonderful connection. Kids are great!

    Hug and Wags
    Judy and Baby

  • anjl

    I’m so sorry, this is gonna be tough for everybody!
    Sometimes even the smallest coincidence can trigger a reaction.
    Hug those lil ones for us!

  • megr

    It’s so hard. In time it will be easier to remember the good times and not feel so bad. I agree Judy, kids are great.

  • angel

    Awww! How sweet! My daughter put my Chihuahua’s collar on one of her stuffed animal Dogs after he passed away and she slept with him every night. It will be a long while of adjustments. I still like to do my special whistle that I had for my Chihuahua from time to time even though he is not here. It just makes me smile now. I know I recovered from that so I know I can recover from the loss of Valentina too. But it doesn’t make it any easier. You just have to go through it. Maybe one day after you are feeling better you guys can add another wonderful addition to your family.

  • chilidawg

    I know how you feel. My son did similar things after Chili Dawg crossed the Bridge. Every night when he prays, he still asks Jesus to take care of Chili Dawg until we get to heaven. It still makes it difficult on us, but I think it makes it easier for the little ones to grieve.

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