On the 28th of September (2015), we had to let our dog Banjer pass the rainbow bridge. I’m dedicating this ‘caturday’ to her, our lovely girl, who’s been with us since I was four.
Losing a pet is different for everyone, and everyone copes in different ways. Having spent 14 years with her, I couldn’t imagine a life without her, but the time had come to let her pass over. For a dog her age, her heart was still in perfect condition, but the rest of her body had started declining, and we didn’t want to make her suffer and drag it out just so we could spend a few more weeks, maybe months with her. Although it was a very tough decision, I’m glad it was made. She spent her last night at home, with us, playing with Fin before our vet came to our house and put her to sleep.
Since then, it’s been quiet around the house, even though Fin is still here. It’s hard, coming home and knowing she won’t be there wagging her tail at you and pushing her nose against you to be petted. It’s even harder knowing she’s gone, and still acting on all the little habits you’ve built around her, or thinking you can still hear her.
I’m glad Fin is here, so it’s not completely quiet, especially since he’s starting to reach puberty, which means he’s meowing a lot, and craving attention. I’m not sure he misses her, but he does seem a little lonely at the times he would usually play with her, like right after dinner. In the short two months Banjer and Fin spent together, they did form a bond, and loved playing with each other. He really brought new life to her, and he now helps me cope with the loss. I’m extremely grateful for that, as I am for the 14 years I got to spend with Banjer. If you want to know more about her, please read this post.
I know this wasn’t the most cheerful post, but writing helps me cope, and she definitely deserves to be written about.