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A letter to my Molly

How do you process grief. I don’t know. Does anyone really know? I guess you just take each day and get through it and then get up the next day and do the same. Some days just seem fine and then out of the blue it will hit and the sadness is back. The grief of losing my beloved dog Molly is no different to me than the grief of losing a human loved one. My sweet Molly, an 8 year old Basset Hound passed away very unexpectedly on the 4th of July. Molly and I had a very close, unique, special bond and I miss her so much. People say to me “pets are like family” and I know that they are saying this from the most caring and heartfelt place and I so appreciate their kind words, but I can’t help but think to myself Molly wasn’t “like” family to me, she was my family. My little family that consisted of me and “my girls” Sophie and Molly; Sophie a 9 year old basset/lab mix and Molly an 8 year old basset hound. They were known to my friends and family as “the girls” and they were loved beyond words. My life was so much about “my girls”. Comments (0)

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