Loving and Losing Jazmin: A Sad Day

I am without words today.

This rarely happens.

After weeks of preparing in my head, I couldn’t prepare my heart.

We said goodbye to Jazmin today. Our beloved barky, smart, sensitive and playful Sheltie that brought us many moments of joy and today, puddles of tears.

Our home is forever changed.

Acutely aware of every bark in our neighborhood, I want to hide under the covers and wait for the sadness to dissipate.

I may be there for a while.

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69 comments

  1. SD Gates · June 19, 2015

    Oh – I just saw this. I came by your blog because I hadn’t seen you in a couple of days and I find this horribly sad news. I am so very sorry, it is so hard to lose such an important member of the family. We lost Newman our Great Dane over three years ago and even now I tear up as I type this about him. I hope your children are faring okay through all of this, it must be very hard on them. Again, my belated condolences.

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    • lovetotrav · June 19, 2015

      Thank you so much. I appreciate it. This week has been better than the last one but there are still moments that it is really hard. Blogs about dogs, people walking them, barking in the neighborhood… I guess it will get easier with time.

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  2. Ayla · June 15, 2015

    Aww that’s so sad. Dogs have so much personality and they’re a member of your family rather than just a pet. Hope you and your family are doing okay. Just remember all the happy memories you had together 🙂

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  3. Mom of 3 · June 14, 2015

    I’m so sorry Cheryl.

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  4. My heart breaks for you. We’ve had furry family members forever. It never gets easy. Hold onto the joyful memories.

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    • lovetotrav · June 12, 2015

      Thanks Elen. It has been a hard week and it just hits me every now and then and I feel so sad. Hopefully it will get better soon.

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  5. snowsomewhere · June 11, 2015

    That was a sympathy “like” from me…

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  6. Paula · June 10, 2015

    So sorry for your loss ~ my heart goes out to you and your family…

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  7. Manja Mexi Movie · June 10, 2015

    Aiii. There is nothing like it. Much love.

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  8. The Sock Mistress · June 10, 2015

    I’m so sorry 😦

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  9. fifi + hop · June 10, 2015

    So, so sorry. Losing a pet is devastating :(.

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    • lovetotrav · June 10, 2015

      Thank you so much. It is hard…very hard. I appreciate your comment.

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  10. Cindy · June 9, 2015

    You have to allow these first days be what they are.. there’s just no easy way through it.
    But you will get through it..
    I can tell from the pictures that your Jazmin was well loved..what a lucky, lucky dog! 💜
    What a lucky family.
    God bless you all.

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Thank you Cindy. I appreciate your kind thoughts. She was loved completely by all… a special kind of dog who was very easy to get along with.

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  11. Daisy9979 · June 9, 2015

    Our furry family members always hold a special place in our hearts and losing them is never easy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  12. Anabel Marsh · June 9, 2015

    So sorry x

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  13. nylonliving · June 9, 2015

    I’m so sorry to hear. Your kids must be so upset as well. We have a 13 year old dog and I see him slow down and I dread the time when we’ll lose him as well. Under covers seems s good place to be.

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Yes, it is a major loss and blow to our family. They play such an important role and you don’t even know how much, until they are gone. We were trying to hold onto her untll we moved to Egypt but just couldn’t. It wasn’t fair to her.

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  14. Kerri Hambly · June 9, 2015

    Oh Cheryl…I am so sad for you:( I had to put our dog down 6 years ago and it still upsets me today. Our dogs do become members of our families and we mourn them the same as losing people. Thinking about you…
    Kerri

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Thanks Ker. It is just the same and I am shocked at how hard it is. Take care and best of luck this month… knowing how busy and tough it is. Cheryl

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  15. joylovestravel · June 9, 2015

    So sorry – she’s beautiful – such a horrible time. Lots of sympathy and positive thoughts coming your way.

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  16. joannesisco · June 9, 2015

    Oh Cheryl, my heart breaks for you and your family. Until Theo entered our lives 4 years ago, I couldn’t begin to imagine how huge the loss would be to lose a furry-faced member of the family. I’m so very, very sad for you. Hugs.

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Thank you so much for the words. It is so incredibly hard and I wasn’t expecting it to be this “bad” but it is a raw kind of hurt. Your words help. They truly become a member of the family.

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      • joannesisco · June 9, 2015

        We stop thinking of them as ‘just a pet’. They are so much more … that’s why it’s just a painful loss.

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  17. barnraised · June 9, 2015

    So So sorry…

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  18. nerdinthebrain · June 9, 2015

    I am so, so sorry for your loss. *hugs*

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  19. uncle gerry · June 9, 2015

    Jade / Cheryl and Chris,
    I am so sorry to hear about Jazmin :(((((( I so understand how loosing a pet can be so devastating. They share such a big place in our hearts and everyday lives . Special thoughts to all of you . A very sad day :((

    uncle gerry

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Thanks so much Ger. We know how much you love animals too and how much you loved Jaz as well.

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  20. There are no words to console your aching hearts.Just know that I truly understand.

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  21. karenfranza · June 9, 2015

    Sending hugs your way. She was beautiful.

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  22. Saba-Thambi · June 9, 2015

    I am sorry to hear about your loss as you have mentioned the memories will be there forever 😦

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  23. Kat · June 9, 2015

    I am so sorry! Our pup is such a big part of our family, I can’t imagine life without her.

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  24. any1mark66 · June 9, 2015

    I’m so sorry for the loss. The passing of a pet is horrible. A small comfort, the poem the rainbow bridge. https://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm.

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  25. WhenInTurkey · June 9, 2015

    ohhh 😥 Im so sorry. Im misty with empathy now…I’ve lost several pups to old age and some before their time to disease. Neither way is easy. Will be thinking of you and yours.

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  26. Problems With Infinity · June 9, 2015

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is one of the hardest things in the world…

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      I am learning that today. Thanks for commenting. I appreciate your kind words.

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  27. jasinrockgod · June 9, 2015

    I’m so sorry for your loss.

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  28. Anonymous · June 9, 2015

    Oh Cheryl I’m so sorry to hear about Jazmin’s passing. Sending you gentle hugs and loving vibes. Strongs my friend xx

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  29. Mother Hen · June 9, 2015

    I am so sorry for your loss…

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  30. Terri Webster Schrandt · June 9, 2015

    Oh. I’m so sorry for your loss!! She was a beautiful Sheltie! Looks like she is mixed with Collie–she seems larger than the average Sheltie. My heart aches for you and your family 😦

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Yes, the breeder had kept her to show her as there were good genes in the family but then she went oversize so we got her. Our lucky break. Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it.

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  31. Dawn · June 9, 2015

    I am SO sorry. It’s impossible to get through something like this without grief. You loved her, she loved you. She was beautiful. Heartbreaking that they can’t be with us longer. Hugs.

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    • lovetotrav · June 9, 2015

      Thanks a million Dawn. I appreciate it. It is heartbreaking.

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  32. A Journey With You · June 9, 2015

    So sorry.

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  33. Dee Gilbert · June 9, 2015

    Sympathies. I remember when I lost our dog when I was in elementary school. My brothers and I were devastated.

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