Our family pet, Ringo passed away on Tuesday (December 7th) . Ringo passed away very unexpectedly. It has been such a shock. I cannot express in words just how painful this loss is. The physical and emotional pain that I personally feel right at this moment is the most horrible feeling in the world. He was such a sweet, smart, and loving pet and we were so very fortunate to have had this precious, beautiful creature in our lives for the past six years. He provided love, comfort, and was quite the therapy for our youngest son who has Autism.
Last weekend I had my friends over with their daughters to have a scrapbook and crafting night. Ringo laid across my feet (as he usually did when I scrapbooked in the basement) while I was painting a bird house with my son. The girls spoiled him and he loved the attention he got that evening! I started a scrapbook when he was a puppy-this has been the only thing that seems to get me through this tough time. Being able to see his face helps the pain of the loss. So I guess my advice to anyone out there who has a loving pet that is more than just an animal -but who is actually a part of the family.....remember to take photos and scrapbook them. These precious creatures enter our lives and fulfill them with unconditional love. I never want to forget him so I will be honoring him by completing my scrapbook and making sure that everyone who knew him understood just how special he was to our family and also how much of a companion he was to me personally. I love and miss you Ringo!!!