23 JULY 2022
I feel like I have the best job in the world …… but it can also be the worst job in the world sometimes …… and this is a Post which I have really struggled to write. There have been some recent losses in the Wagg-On family. Having groomed these gorgeous dogs for many years, I feel that loss acutely. Having spent time building and gaining their trust, having worked with each of them to learn and understand their wee ways, having adjusted grooms to accommodate advancing years and limitations, they are each like one of my own. I feel very privileged to be trusted by you to look after the very treasured members of your families. But this isn’t about me. My heart aches for every one of you who has suffered the devastating loss of your dearly beloved pet. There is nothing anyone can say to ease the pain of the loss endured …… and that searing pain we feel when a dear pet crosses Rainbow Bridge is testament to the strength of the bond and of the love we shared. If only our furry friends had the same lifespan as we do, but as I read recently …..
“People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”
“Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”
…..Written by Shane, 6 years old
My heart is with all the hoomans who are suffering loss and who are carrying that burden every day.