A very Sad Black and White Sunday

I am still with you all. Please remember me. -Matilda

I am still with you all. Please remember me. -Matilda


First morning to wake up without Matilda in this realm. I wonder and ponder, ponder and wonder, where is she on her journey? Where am I?

27 thoughts on “A very Sad Black and White Sunday

  1. Linda Bagley says:

    Terry, we are all right there with you. It is just so hard when you loved them so much. And the love doesn’t stop just because they are no longer with us. You gave her the best life and she knew that.

  2. emma says:

    My mom says that for her the worst would be to wake up with no dog, even though she is sad through and through when a pet passes, it helps to have others to grieve with. It would be even more painful if there was no one to walk, feed, and love. She may not really feel like doing all those things but it helps her deal with the passing. I’m sure you feel so empty right now, but Matilda is there in your heart, look at photos, hold her stuff, talk to the other dogs about her, it will help.

    • Terry Cramer says:

      Emma, your mom is so right. I can’t imagine what it would be like to wake up without any dog. Today I went to a photo store and selected six pictures to get printed large, and then I will frame them. Friends have been coming over and taking me to dinner.

  3. Wise words from Emma’s Mum :) Life goes on but it takes time for the emptiness and heartache to slowly fade into smiles of happy memories. And that’s how I think it should be. Thinking of you. Take care.

  4. GizmoGeodog says:

    Oh gosh with the loss so fresh and the pain so sharp today must be so very hard for you…Take comfort that Matilda is no longer in pain and through the tears remember all the loving beautiful times you had together…My heart goes out to you today

  5. Ohhh myyy….we will NOT forget you Matilda. Terry, you might want to read Dakota’s blog tomorrow.I am reviewing “It’s Just A Dog” if you haven’t read it already. Many parts of the book are quite funny but it talks about a man’s struggle after his dog passes. I think all pet owners can relate.

  6. A very thought provoking post.

  7. MelF says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Whoever said pets don’t grieve was a fool. Hoping you are feeling better soon sweetie.

  8. Matilda, I could never, ever forget you. Ever.
    My heart is with your mom as she navigates this world without you.

  9. Rafaela Shira Anshel says:

    Oh, Terry, my heart is with you. And I am sad in my heart. Mathilde I feel you right now….you are watching over ….. an angel always

  10. Very sad for you … I hope you will find peace and know that Matilda is happy wherever she is.

  11. Stopping by from Words with Wieners where we saw your sad news. I’m so sorry for the loss of your girl, and even sadder to see it was due to cancer. We lost our both our beautiful angels to cancer, so I know how much it hurts. She’s your special angel now. I hope she sends you a little sign that she got “there” okay. (And I hope that doesn’t sound too crazy…)

    Hang in there. It hurts so much. Eventually you will remember her with more smiles than tears.

  12. We are so sorry to hear about your loss.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  13. Donna says:

    Such a sweet photo. Matilda, you could never be forgotten.

  14. houndstooth says:

    As a person who has lost a couple of heart dogs, I can say that every day gets a little easier for me, but they are never forgotten. We choose to honor their memories in different ways. Some of us adopt another hound, some plant a beautiful tree and others record our feelings with words. Everybody’s grief is different, and everyone takes their own path, but please don’t feel that you’re alone.

    • Terry Cramer says:

      Thank you so much. I feel so supported by my blog friends and my walking-around-in-New-York-friends. I know that I am doing what I need to do for myself. Right now I am going into Manhattan to pick up the six pictures of Matilda I ordered to be printed. I feel that I need her image everywhere. I know that I will want another greyhound in the future, but it might not be possible. I’m trying to cross that bridge when I come to it.

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