The Loss of a Pet…so hard to write about

Enjoying the spring sunshine.
Enjoying the spring sunshine.

This is very hard to write about, so I’ll keep it short just for today.

We lost our good dog, Samson, this weekend. He ran out in front of a car. We didn’t see it happen, and he wasn’t all broken up, so it could have been much worse for all of us.

We’ve lost such an important part of our family and are mourning our loss, along with our other little dog. Snuggles is okay. She did not get hit, and we are so thankful for this.

It was supposed to be such a fun weekend for our whole family.

I don’t have the heart to write much more, but please keep us all in your prayers. My husband and one of my good friends suggested that I do write about it in my blog because Samson was such a big part of our family and our lives. I will try to write a little more on another day, okay? It truly is a painful loss.


Samson finds a home.
Samson finds a home.



0 Responses to The Loss of a Pet…so hard to write about

  1. My heart goes out to you. I lost one of my doggies that way several years ago. I knelt next to her body, feeling only an empty shell and a bitter wind. She was hit so hard, her collar landed several feet in front of her. It brings tears to my eyes to this day, and I remember it so clearly.

    You’ll write about it when it’s time, and that time might be a week, month or year. Don’t feel pressured to write about it a moment before then. People who have loved an lost a canine companion will understand.

  2. So sorry, Stephanie. I blubbered like a baby when my “Sandy Dog” died. Probably didn’t help that I’d just had a baby and was a hormonal mess 😉 She was family. I understand. Hope God eases your hurt.

  3. Hi,
    I am so sorry about your dog. We lost our labby two years ago. They are like family.
    I also wanted to say that it is fine to link to me and use a camper photo.
    Sorry for my slow response….I’ve been swamped.

    Rene’ xo

    • Thanks for allowing me to link…it’s okay that you didn’t reply right away. I’m a mom, usually pulled in 50 different directions, so I totally am with you! I’m not sure when I’ll post about the Airstreams.

      Thank you for offering condolences for us. You are so right: our pups are family. It’s hard to put into words.

  4. I am SO sorry for your loss. I lost a dog in the same way a year and a half ago. I saw it happen, but he had died by the time I got to him. (A blessing, truly, that he was not in pain.) I ran from only three houses down; he and his two smaller sisters had escaped the house and a friend and I were almost done corralling them back in when he decided to suddenly dart across the road. Luckily, my other two dogs knew to stay on the sidewalk and were unharmed. Still, the images of that day–both of seeing the accident and the aftermath–are burned into my mind, but it gets better all the time, and I know it will for you, too.

    (As a side note, I will say that we ended up welcoming another dog a couple of months later from the shelter. It turned out she was 5-6 years old–among a lot of younger dogs–so I’m glad we were able to rescue her from the possibility of euthanasia. She didn’t replace the dog we lost, but she is such a sweetheart dog and I’m glad a sad situation could end up to be a blessing for both of us!)

    • Thank you, Terri. I can tell that this week is better than last. I was telling a friend at church, tonight, how much all of the kind words have helped. I need to write Samson’s story…about how I found him in the first place. It was winter, and he was going through a neighbor’s garbage. So he was a rescued dog, too. A few months later, we got Snuggles from the pound to keep him company.

      Sorry to hear about your loss, too. What a sad way to lose your dear little friend! I’m glad that you got a pound dog, later. We will probably do that one day, too. Like you say: it’s not a replacement dog, but giving another dog a good, loving home.


      • That is such a great idea to write Samson’s story, Stephanie! I say do it when you’re ready, but it sounds like a good way to honor him and focus more on his legacy, instead of the tragic ending. (Although aren’t they ALL tragic…)

        Even a year and a half later, I still have some sadness over my Buddy, so I’m thinking I may need to do the same…write a story about him on my blog/journal and just get it out there to air. I don’t know if the sadness every goes away completely–they always have a piece of your heart–but it does get better. 🙂

        I look forward to reading more from you!

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