The ashes for me were a mixed bag of emotions. I got Mija's two days after she passed, and London's three days afterward. On the one had, I wanted both of them home. I couldn't stand not having them away from me. I seemed okay, but then I'd burst into tears again especially placing their individual collars on top of the boxes. I luckily have other beautiful, loving dogs to help me cope with their sister's death. You grieve however you need to there is not right or wrong way and you'll most likely go through many emotions. As for your other furbaby, love on them, take them for walks, try to keep a routine, and for me keeping my deceased pets bedding helped because they can still smell them (my dogs sleep in the crate Mija used to and the sheets London used to as well). Blessings and hugs.
Mija, Chihuahua: 2004-2019
16 years London, Golden Retriever: 2005-2020 15 years Mom to Misty, Sango, Tami, Abby, Kawaii and Pepita the Chihuahua