Dear I'm Lost,
I was so close to Lucy when we had to have her put to sleep on 2-4-16. Time has helped me to be able to focus more on the good times than the sad times. A little over a month later we adopted another dog. Though Millie could never replace Lucy, Millie gave me something new to focus on, and she let me cry all over her more than once. I would say this. What if you had never adopted Lola. You would have never known the joy that she brought you. That's a big thing, the joy that you two had, the fun you shared, and bond you built. Remember that bond is still between you two, and it will always be there. Try to remember the good stuff and not focus on her (I assume illness or injury) that took her life. And remember that many years from now when the time is right you will see her again. For now just grieve the way you grieve. If it would help to leave the house for few days do so. Take time off work if you want / need to. If other people don't understand what you're going though don't make it you're problem you have enough to deal with. For me after we put Lucy to sleep we took a little weekend trip to the coast which is a couple of hours away. I just didn't want to be at home looking at the empty dog beds.
We are all here for you.
Lucy's dog Daddy forever.
It is better to have loved your fur baby, and lost him or her to the rainbow bridge than to have never loved at all, for we will meet again.