7 Reasons We Grieve When Our Dog Dies

Heartfelt and warm. I could feel the writer’s love for her beloved pup. I can relate to losing pets because I lost both of mine in a two year span. I cope with this by looking at their pictures, and watching their home videos on my iPhone whenever I want to feel their presence in my life. Sometimes I can smell their fur when I want to. I still carefully watch my feet before walking around so as not to step on a tail or paw. A great read for those who are going through these difficult times, and it does get better 🙂

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I collapsed on the floor because I didn’t even have the strength in my legs to stand. I sobbed—audibly, like I’d never cried before. I finished each day and woke each morning with beet-red eyes and distorted, puffy lids. I wept until I was literally sick to my stomach…And all because of a dog.

Not many people can understand or sympathize to the true, deep, unexplainable grief we feel when losing a pet. We all know it’s inevitable: we sign up for a 10-15 year lease when we begin our relationship with a four-legged companion. A short lease on life, but a worthwhile one nonetheless. Still, losing them is one of the hardest things we, as dog-lovers, have to go through. For with their passings, they carry with them so many years of our own lives: years of memories with them and years of moments that they were there for—to…

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