Grief & Loss
It is Hard to Express in a Few Words
Who can fathom losing a family member or best friend? Most of us have crossed this bridge or will cross this bridge many times in life. Regardless, the loss of a Weimaraner cuts deep. There is no one right way to grieve or deal with such a loss.
Being owned and loved by a Weim, is the closest thing most of us experience to hero worship. Weims make us feel special. We don’t have to get everything right. They love us regardless of our status. They may get hungry. Even if we forgot to feed them, they still love us. We may neglect them, and their feelings might get hurt. They might act out but inside they desperate for our undivided attention. I think if you are reading this, then you most likely know what I mean. Regardless, they just want our attention.
Therefore, having experienced such a relationship it is natural to feel the loss deeply. When we get a note telling of a person’s loss, words never suffice. Empathy falls short. No matter how many times I hear the stories about the loss of a beloved Weimaraner, I lack for adequate words. There are none.
Even when they lived what could be considered a long and full life, the loss is deep. What can I say to make it better or easier? I am not sure. If you have lost your beloved Weimaraner, we pray your heart will be comforted. Know you are not alone. We plan to post some stories here. As you might guess, we hear a lot of these stories. Driven by loss (recent or not) they hope to find another Weimaraner and to start a new journey together.
What you wrote is so utterly true. I lost my weim two years ago and am just now getting to the point that I can go out and get another one. The challenge of course will be, can I get another weim and let that weim be itself rather than shaping it in the image of its predecessor?
I know that I can but this is just one of the many questions that a person may have. Weimaraners are closer to being humans than a lot of humans are and their capacity for love is something that humans should strive for.
These are amazing dogs and if you’ve truly made them a member of the family, it’s only natural that you mourn their loss as you would another member of the family.
…My two cents.
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Words are so inadequate to cover loss of such a friend, family member, and much-more. They love us in ways we cannot put into words. We love them likewise in ways others might find odd and beyond understanding. May you find solace and healing as you move forward……