I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet precious Jazz.
Grief is awful and there is nothing else like this pain.
I am divorced - when I was married I buried my son- at that time I became a Certified Grief Counselor- I used the same graveside service for my Bear as I did for my son.
Please know that when we lose someone we love we don't stop loving them -
LOVE NEVER DIES.
The soul bound connection that is between our babies and ourselves is forever.
Nothing - not death- tears -grief - or sadness will ever break the ties between us for those ties are made of LOVE so strong that NOTHING will ever sever those connections.
LOVE NEVER DIES.
When we grieve for those we love it is because we do not quite know how to live without them. We breathe because we have no choice but the living part takes a huge amount of learning and time.
Grief is not something we get over but something that we learn -slowly- over time- to incorporate into our lives until it becomes a part of us like our bones and our breath.
Please know that we all understand here and we are all here for you.
When we visited my parents my Dad would give my Bear a piece of bagel with cream cheese- it wasn't very good for him but I don't care for it so it was never in my house. He only licked the cream cheese off of the bagel. When my Mom made chicken soup she would pour some in his dish and put and ice cube in it to cool it down. He was completely in love with the soup. I even brought some home for him and put tiny pieces of chicken breast in it for him. He loved it. One evening we curled up for a nap and only I woke up - I know he Loves Me as I LOVE him and that Love will last for always.
My Bear is buried at a beautiful Animal Cemetery - Abbey Glen - they have Grief information on their website -
We are all in this together and all walking the same roller coaster path of grief together -
some a bit ahead of you, some by your side, and some will come behind for you to help along.
You Are In My Thoughts.