First off, sorry for your loss. I think there are many ways to grieve. Some people take solace in remembering teh good times with a pet, reminiscing with others. I know some people who find a pet in need and use the energy of caring for another pet to help them deal with the loss. Some people have to wait and process what they feel about one pet and could not imagine having a new pet.
It took me many month to not feel sad about my dog Baron Von Chestnut, a standard dachshund. He was my grandparents dog and when they passed I took him. Unlike many dachshund he was very calm, mellow, and self assured. He grew up with another dog, a bloodhound named Bullet who was an aggressive nervous dog. I think Baron learned that his friend liked quit and calm because he has post traumatic stress disorder from being shot -that was why he was called Bullet. So Baron being a good friend developed a very calm and supportive personality and kept ist his whole life. Baron was a happy, sensitive and wise dog - he is missed.
That is my dog and his story. Maybe, telling you dogs story form time to time to people will help you as it does me.
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