Re: Loss of a pet
I'm sorry it turned out this way, redsfanmia. You and your dog got to enjoy many happy years.
I lost a pet cat about 10 years ago. I came home for lunch one day and found him. It was brutal. Our other cat, who never really liked the first cat, was obviously devastated, too. We were all very depressed.
We adopted a new kitten about 3 weeks later, and it was like someone pulled open the curtains and let sunlight in the room. We were wary at first, worried that we weren't finished grieving for the other cat, but those feelings disappeared almost instantly.
Give yourself some time to grieve, then move on. You might have to push yourself a little bit, but believe me, it's worth it.
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