Last May, I lost my beloved dog, Smokey, my best friend for 14 years. To say that losing him absolutely crushed me is the understatement of the century. I didn’t realize that his death would hit me as hard as a human’s death (I’d lost my grandfather shortly before), and it really took me by surprise just how deeply I felt it. Anyway, I didn’t feel like I could talk to anyone about it (everyone was still reeling from the loss of my grandpa), so I looked online for some information on how to deal with Smokey’s loss in a healthy way. I found some good stuff.
I also started my own website about Grief – https://www.bereaving.net/
I wouldn’t wish the pain of losing Smokey on my worst enemy and I still miss him every day, but I’m so glad he was in my life and I’m sure other pet owners can relate. I hope this information helps other people who are grieving a pet.