This is a good article on dogster.com written by Lisa Plummer Savas, about her own experiences with grieving after her German Shepherd Hugo passed. There are also some helpful things written by a pet bereavement counsellor.
It may be helpful.

Hold the love like a little light. It is all you have, or will ever have, to find your way home.

Misty's Blog..a Dogfight with Cancer http://www.mistysblog69.blogspot.co.uk

Misty's life after death: http://www.dog2spirit.com
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Thank-you for posting, very relevant
I especially related to the comment about her dog being a person in a dog suit
Bee- "Good night sweet prince & flights of angels see thee to thy rest"
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Thanks for posting this Mistysmama..   I am still having a terrible time every day coping with the loss of my Dali.  This forum has helped me so much.  Many of the things written in the article I have done, and it is comforting although sad that others experience such grief and pain and loss.  There is something about that unconditional love that once experienced, changes your life.  I will grieve for my Dali the rest of my life and we will be together again one day.  Other pets are just not the same, although we love them too.  This article brought tears to my eyes...again thank you!  Hugs from me and my Dali

Dali, as much a daughter as any human...  pure love
Until we meet again


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Wonderful post Mistysmama – thank you so much for this. It was particularly poignant for me as Hugo was a German Shepherd, as was my Solly, but, of course, it applies to every wonderful animal each of us have loved and lost. I identify so much with what the author experienced. The grief never goes away, I am just learning how to cope with it the best way I can.

Today, it's six months since I lost my adorable Gonzo. There isn't a day that has passed that I haven't thought about him, or shed a few tears, usually more than a few. On top of that, I also grieve for Solly. It will four months on 22nd January since we said farewell.

Many thanks once again for posting. I am grateful, despite the fact that the article made me cry buckets.

Hugs to you and Misty, from me and mine.


“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Jack Lemmon

Solly, Gonzo, Daisy-Mae, Ebony, Jerry, Tigger, Bonnie, Suzy, Cleo, Spike, Sooty, and Tibby – dazzling lights that will never fade. Adored, cherished, I was privileged to know you all. Until we meet again, my beautiful babies. Bowls of love and cuddles, your ever-loving, devoted Mummy xxxxxxxxxx

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