Hobo's Advice Column
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Dear Hobo - My friends dog died and I want to help her but I don't know what to do or what to say could you post the answer in the advice column. I am glad you understand that losing one's best friend is an emotional time. It can be like losing any other family member. I think most people just need time to get their thoughts together and feel their loss. Everyone is different. You have to kind of feel your way. Some people just want time for themselves, others will appreciate talking about their dog and the wonderful memories they had. I think most people would appreciate a card with a little note. The fact that you care is enough. Here is one popular thought that is popular with dog owners:
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together......... Author Unknown
I know my dad feels this is somehow correct. Be patient and understanding.