Ashleyann- I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Winston. You are where I was a little less than 3 months ago when I had to say goodbye to my 15 year old dachshund boy, Brandon. The grief will be very intense at first. For a couple of weeks I had no appetite, and trouble with with sleep went on for longer. Going to bed and waking up without my little boy was so difficult. If I did manage to get to sleep I would wake up i the middle of the night with panic attacks and would be unable to get back to sleep. I normally take great pleasure in sewing, but after Brandon died I didn't care about it. At the time I worried there was something wrong with me, but now I realize that these are normal reactions to profound grief. Just try to take care of yourself, and cry as much as you need to. The pain will be intense for the first few weeks. Winston was part of you, and he always will be. He had the best life any dog could wish for. I am glad that you are found this forum and hope it can bring you some comfort as it did for me. - Dachsiemom
Moira - remembering Brandon
"Better lo'ed ye canna be. Will ye no' come back again?"