I know people here on the forum who are still grieving after years. If you read some of the PalRIP thread you will see that Joe lost his beloved Pal in 2014. Everyone experiences grief differently. I've lost many pets before and even my parents and the sorrow I felt when they passed is nothing like the grief that I have experienced since my baby boy Cody died this past January. He was my confidant, my baby, my once in a lifetime pet and I will never be the same. The hole in my heart is huge and it will never be totally mended. The fact that I am stuck at home due to the COVID19 lockdown doesn't help because there is no escaping the memories of him. We went everywhere together and he was such a huge part of my life and always there for me when things were bad that I don't know what to do with myself sometimes. It is so very hard to think about living the rest of my life without him but there are others who depend on me just as it sounds like there are other furbabies that depend on you too. I know that I will never be the same person I was before but I have to try to get used to this new normal and make the best of it. Just keep pouring out your feeling on here because it does help. Take care.
"Grief only exists where love lived first."--Franchesca Cox