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    Cool How to grieve for a very good dog... One woman's story

    How to grieve for a very good dog... One woman's story

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    When my yellow Lab died last spring, I was flattened by an overwhelming sadness that’s with me still. And that’s normal, experts say, because losing a pet is often one of the hardest yet least acknowledged traumas we’ll ever face.

    If I had lost a human partner, there would have been the usual funeral rituals, and being an emotional basket case would have seemed understandable. But our culture treats the death of a pet more like the loss of an automobile. When it wears out, you should just go buy another one. Well-meaning friends and family members had advised this in their attempts to help me feel better. What they didn’t get was that I had lost a soul mate—an irreplaceable relationship—not a piece of property.


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    I think it's a good thing to bring another animal into your life after a reasonable amount of time. You need to grieve first though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lily View Post


    I think it's a good thing to bring another animal into your life after a reasonable amount of time. You need to grieve first though.

    How many times do you hear, we are not ready, maybe in another year or two...

    They usually do not hold out more than 2 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    How many times do you hear, we are not ready, maybe in another year or two...

    They usually do not hold out more than 2 months.
    It's like having kids. You will never truly feel 'ready' there comes a time and you just do it.

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    The death of a pet is awful. I'm glad she took a chance and helped another dog.

    I can't imagine life without dogs.
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