Life without Chloe

Well, it’s been almost 5 months since Chloe has crossed the rainbow bridge, and I have been surprised by a few people asking me when my next blog would be coming out.

The truth be told, I have been hesitant to post anything since the loss of Chloe as I want to keep her story at the top of my posts. I know that Kate and I will have to move on eventually but it’s proving to be more difficult than we imagined.

Eleven days after Chloe passed we attended the annual Bernese Mtn. Dog picnic in Ithaca hoping that it would help with our grieving process. We met a wonderful BMD puppy that we held and snuggled with, but on the ride home we both agreed that none of the dogs there were our Chloe, and none could fill the void that she has left.

We are getting used to having the freedom to come and go as we please once again, but the pain of coming home and not having Chloe greet us at the door is still real and persistent. Hell, I’m wiping the tears from my eyes as I write this!

What prompted me to write this latest blog is that I came across something on my Instagram account and it made me think of Kate and Chloe’s relationship, and I thought I would post it for the two of them –

Waiting At The Door

I was just a pup when we first met, I loved you from the start,
you picked me up and took me home and placed me in your heart,
good times we had together, we shared all life could throw,
but years passed all too quickly, my time has come to go.
I know how much you miss me, I know your heart is sore,
I see the tears that fall when I’m not waiting at the door.
You always did your best for me
your love was plain to see
for even though it broke your heart
you set my spirit free.
So please be brave without me,
one day we’ll meet once more,
for when you’re called to Heaven
I’ll be waiting at the door.


I was told by my one nephew that all dogs go to heaven. Well, if ever a dog deserved to be there, that would be our Chloe~girl.

As always thank you for reading, and for all of the incredible support and understanding that Kate & I have received these past 5 months. It has made a world of difference for both of us.

Author: commonmanthoughts57

Living a common life with my exceptionally uncommon wife, who was the girl next door, and is the love of my life.

3 thoughts on “Life without Chloe”

  1. I can so relate to your post Michael. Chloe was a big presence in your and Kates life, and I know there is an emptiness there without her. I hope in time you and Kate will welcome another companion into your lives, but I totally understand the need to wait and go through the grieving process. And it is a process.
    Sending you hugs.

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  2. I totally understand your post Michael. Chloe was a big presence in your and Kates lives, and I’m sure there is an emptiness there now without her. I hope you and Kate welcome another companion into your home at some point, but I totally understand the need to go through the grieving process first. And it is a process.
    Sending you hugs.

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