There is a wonderful book you can get on iBooks it’s called Heart Dog, by Roxanne Hawn. It’s under 100 pages and 6 or 7 dollars. It’s full of validation and advise for grieving. It was recommended by a very dear woman on here.
You said you have his collar in your purse. I took Tankie’s id tag and wear it in a long chain around my neck. I got it for her when she was around 3 months old. Just a red heart with her name and my phone number but she had it on till the day she died. I’ll give it back some day💞 I’m glad you have your daughter to still bring joy in your life, (hubby too) and that you don’t have a ton of empty time. But, you still need time to grieve. That’s hard in a full house. Take walks, to think and cry. This is such a painful time and I think you’re only getting a chance here and there to even begin to process this. Than we have all these holidays that are supposed to be special or fun and we just don’t feel like it! Keep checking in, keep writing and when you feel the need to go In that bathroom and cry. Take care, we’re here,,,,,
Lynn, Tankie’s mom, forever