posted on Aug, 21 2012 @ 01:10 PM
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss, too.
In terms of the practicalities, I find that removing the dogs/cats bed & bedding and most (if not all) of their toys is the best way I cope. That plus
refreshing the house, vacuuming etc. Works for me, keeps me busy while I'm feeling bad. You can always wash the bed, bedding down and donate it to
your local dog welfare shelter, they're always in need of such things, you can maybe ask someone to drop them in for you if you're feeling too rough
to be around other dogs right now.
You just have to think about the good times you've had together, your first time out together in the snow, the first time he slipped his leash and
ran away chasing a squirrel, the first time he retrieved a ball, you'll have great memories. Go through your photos, shed a tear too.
But the time will come when you'll know yourself that your home isn't complete without a dog ... please come back to us at that point, so we can
share that journey with you too, re-homing an animal is one of the most rewarding experiences we can get.
Take care x