Dearest Phil -First let me say I am so sorry for your losses. Your concern for Pocket touched me so I researched how to deal with a grieving pet and I came up with the following:
You can help guide your pet back to a sense of normalcy in the following ways:
- Maintain your pet’s normal routine (mealtimes, walks, playtimes, etc.) as much as possible.
- Commit to giving your pet extra attention and snuggles during this difficult time.
- Help your pet take his or her mind off of grief with walks, games, training, grooming, or visits to new places.
- Understand that grief is a process that affects each animal differently; some pets may seem to grieve deeply, while others show no obvious emotion. Allow the grieving process to unfold in your pet and realize that it may take time and patience to see it through.
I hope this helps a little. If not, you may want to goggle the subject to see if there is anything else that can help you through this difficult process.
I wish you warm hugs and blessings of comfort. I am sure your beloved Lillie and Gus are with you and will guide you in your care for their "little baby" Pocket.