Charlotte Talks: It's Painful When A Dog Passes. 'Gone Dogs' Lets Owners Pay Tribute.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
The bond between a dog and their owner is a unique one, which explains why it's painful when the dog's time comes. A new book collected tributes to these dogs from around the world.
Jim Mitchem, a Charlotte writer, has twice gone through the hurt of a dog's death in recent years. "The only beef I have with God is the length of a dog's life," he wrote.
After each of their passings, Mitchem blogged about it and received "the greatest outpouring of love from people" that he had ever experienced.
That led to a project of collecting other dog owners' stories of loss, and the result is the new book "Gone Dogs."
Jim Mitchem and Laurie Smithwick, co-editors, "Gone Dogs: Tales of Dogs We've Loved"