I was deeply moved by the post about the loss of your beautiful Spaniel, Hazel. You are in the deep grief stage now, and all you can do is get through it. I know from personal experience what you are going through. I lost my 15 year old dachshund a month ago, and I still cry about him. This is the third time I have lost a pet that was very important to me. I do hope to get another puppy when I am ready, perhaps in a few months. I will not allow my present grief to cancel out the many years of joy I had with Brandon.
As I'm sure others have told you, grief comes in waves. At first the waves are often and intense; as time goes on the waves become less frequent and easier to handle. Do not be afraid of sorrow; it is a very difficult but sacred thing. Let the tears come. They are helping you to recover. You may feel that you are going crazy, but you are not. You are the kind of person who is capable of becoming very attached to an animal, and in my opinion those are the best people.
Moira - remembering Brandon
"Better lo'ed ye canna be. Will ye no' come back again?"