I was passing by one of my co-workers office today... and with just a look, I knew something was wrong. So I asked. A flood of tears. Then I started too.
My poor friend got word that her family dog growing up had to be put down. She saw him at Christmas, but wishes she could have been there for one last goodbye. My heart goes out to her and anyone else who has been or is in this situation. It's so very tough to let go of our 4-legged friends. Dogs and cats (especially dogs) can be such great teachers at times.
In times like these, the greatest comfort I have been able to give is 1. a hug and 2. the "Heaven Is For Real" book. I believe with all my heart that all animals go to Heaven and this book reaffirms that belief. This book is a great witnessing tool and a comfort to the broken heart flipping the pages.
I carry copies of this book in my car. I encourage you to pick yourself up a copy.... OR... if a complete stranger gives you a copy in your time of sadness.... it just might be me!