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Old 03-22-2016, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My dog had to be put down Saturday and as I was searching online for pet loss sites, I saw something about a Monday Night 10 PM candle ceremony that apparently happens all over the world, for people to meditate and memorialize lost pets? I did not dig down into the details because where I saw it wasn't very specific, but since last night was our first Monday without him, I got a candle anyway and we lit it and thought about him. I think that you actually are "supposed to" think about and grieve for ALL lost pets, but this time of course we had one particular one on our mind.

I know it is ultimately a personal thing and there aren't any "rules", but just wondering if anybody has done or does this? Apparently it happens every Monday at 10 PM in every time zone for those who participate.
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Old 04-26-2016, 12:14 AM
 
Location: SoFlo
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My dog had to be put down Saturday and as I was searching online for pet loss sites, I saw something about a Monday Night 10 PM candle ceremony that apparently happens all over the world, for pdeople to meditate and memorialize lost pets? I did not dig down into the details because where I saw it wasn't very specific, but since last night was our first Monday without him, I got a candle anyway and we lit it and thought about him. I think that you actually are "supposed to" think about and grieve for ALL lost pets, but this time of course we had one particular one on our mind.

I know it is ultimately a personal thing and there aren't any "rules", but just wondering if anybody has done or does this? Apparently it happens every Monday at 10 PM in every time zone for those who participate.
Francois, we just had to put our beloved greyhound, Stevie Jones, down today as his cancer had rendered him unable to walk or eat. We had hoped he would make it the week so I would be home from a work trip but we had to do what was best for him because he could no longer move or walk. I am just heartbroken that only my husband was there and but luckily I called my husband on my layover when the vet was there. I had a feeling last night that i would not see him after this trip so i laid on the floor with him last night for hours, gave him a long pet and tried to warm his cold feet since he was in respiratory failure. At the same time I feel terrible gult for going on this trip, as if i have let him down even though i know he was essentially gone when i had left. He was a true part of our family, and I am just heartbroken especially after losing my father very unexpectedly at 68. I am going to do some searching on this monday ritual as i would love to participate. will let u inow what i find. and i am so so sorry for your loss!!!
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Old 05-04-2016, 02:57 AM
 
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Francoois, I had to let my boy of 12.5 years go a year ago and not a day that goes by that I do not think of him. I miss him so much that my heart still aches in my chest. That dog was everything to me, and I have missed him everyday. I have no children. He died from Mast Cell Tumor Cancer on April 24, 2015. He died due to the negligence of a Veterinarian who scraped a node on his ear instead of aspirating it with a needle like she should have. When she scraped the node on his ear the cancer in it spread to his shoulder and lymph node in just 48 hours time. I did not have even time enough to get him to a Oncologist who had stated that when it was scraped is when the cancer had spread. Thank you for sharing the information about the candle light vigil on Monday night at 10 pm. I will as of next Monday begin this practice in memory of my best friend. I have been considering to start proceedings against this Veterinarian Hospital for their negligence which cost my dog his life and have caused all this mental anguish on myself and family. Again, thanks for the information. My deepest sympathy on your loss also. I share your pain every day.
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