We just lost our beautiful Papillon Chi Chi. He was a great dog and we will miss him terribly. My 8 year-old Matthew was closest to Chi Chi so he’s taking it the hardest. Seeing my son in such pain breaks my heart as much as the loss of our sweet dog. He’s too young to go through all this. It’s a tough life lesson, I know, but I wish we didn’t have to go through it now. I guess it’s never a good time to experience such a thing. No matter how much you prepare yourself or your children for loss, it’s always a shock to the system.

I am very grateful that our other dog just had puppies 2 weeks ago. We told Matthew he could keep one of them now, of course. We’re hoping it will help the healing process. I know a new puppy won’t replace Chi Chi but it can only help soothe the pain at least a little.


  1. Dor, I am so sorry for your loss. My dog of almost 17 years died a few years ago, just before we made a big move to a new city. It was really hard on our then 5 year old. My heart goes out to your family. I hope those adorable little puppies bring you some peace.

  2. Jeff Sass

    Pai, so sorry to hear of the loss of your family’s beloved pet. Over the years we have lost more pets than I care to remember, and I hated seeing the pain on the face of the kids as they experienced loss for the first real time… But, as you say, it is the circle of life, and part of a child’s growing up to understand it. Of course, that doesn’t make it any easier. Fortunately, time, and new pets, do… Hugs to everyone!

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