tazmoe
Woke up today, and immediately remembered how excited my Kona was when I would prepare his food bowl. As I would bring his can of food to his bowl, he would immediately jump and down in joy. As he got sicker he would try to jump in anticipation of his meal, but he unfortunately he wasn't too energetic anymore.

I bring this up to ask for some assistance. Does anyone else experience the same thing? Each day bringing a different remembrance of your beloved pet? It's hard to move on as each day I remember something special my dog did, and then the tears start to come out. I really want to feel better, but my mind always brings out some sad memories.

Sorry if this sounds like rambling or doesn't make sense, but I just really needed to express my feelings.

I miss my Kona so much.
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MAlcindor
tazmoe, I think this is normal in the process of grieving. Just today for the first time since my Bailey passed I went out shopping. For a nano second I thought of stopping by a local bakery and picking up a pastry I always shared with him and Max. Just for a nano second I forgot they were gone and then it hit me like a ton of bricks and I started to cry. Every day a memory of something they did or we did together comes up and the sadness follows, even if it is a happy memory. I think that's what makes the grieving process so long, for me at least. We have so many memories with our babies that it is difficult to not feel sad knowing we will never again have those moments with them. I saw a quote online and I will share it with you:

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”

― Aeschylus

I probably rambled here also, but I know no one will judge me.
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Rookiesmama
Tazmoe, my Rookie ALWAYS did the "happy dance, " at dinner. He loved yogurt and watermelon. The store had watermelon on sale the other day but I couldn't buy it just for me, it was too sad. When I look at my pictures or videos I do feel such happiness, but the sadness that he's not with ne anymore quickly follows. I'm thinking of you, it's all so very difficult. 💔
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tazmoe
Thanks for understanding.

It's been three days since I said goodbye, and I thought it would be easier by now. It's not. Yet I spoke to my father the other day and he told me something that cheered me up a bit...

Kona never liked to see me sad. He knew instinctively to comfort me in times of sorrow. If Kona was still here, I know he wouldn't want to see me in pain and grief. He would want me to remember him of course, but seeing me sad would break his heart. He would want me to feel better sooner rather than later.

Kona I will pray for the strength to move on. I know you would want me to. It's hard my friend, but I know you would want to be remembered with happiness and joy. I will do my best to achieve that.
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Sil
tazmoe, MAlcindor,  Rookiesmama,

I am so sorry for the pain you are suffering.  Our beloved pets have left their paw prints in our lives forever.  And, they leave us with so many memories, that, are sweet but at the same time so painful.  I also had a beloved special doggie.  Sol was my confidant, my companion, my protector, my well of unconditional love for eleven years and two months.  So, I understand your pain and how a "flashback" of something you shared once, or used to do makes the tears flow again.

tazmoe,

You are right, Kona would not like to see you sad.  (((Hugs)))
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Lillymylove
3 days believe me you haven’t even started to grieve yet it’s been 10 months since I lost my little treasure and it still hurts like yesterday.
David 
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MAlcindor
Sil, they sure leave their paw prints deep in our hearts. Never did I expect to fall so deeply in love with my babies. I never had a dog until I was 45, and then I got Max. the love of my life until Bailey found us 4 years later, another love of my life. Whenever I would read someone's experience about the death of their pet my heart would drop and I would think to myself, how will I ever deal with their passing when it happens? I was not prepared for the life altering sadness I feel. The most difficult thing to accept is that I have to live with this sadness for the rest of my life. I don't want to but I don't have a choice. It's the price we pay for having them in our lives. They are such beautiful little beings that bring us so much joy, so I think that although the pain is unbearable at times I will bear it because I don't regret having them one single second. 
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