Krista- I am so sorry for you loss, and can very much relate to what you are going through. I lost my beloved dachshund boy, Brandon, on March 31st, and it look my about three weeks to stop crying all day every day. I still miss him terribly. I was with him all the time; he was the delight of my heart. I realize that any dog can be special, but there is just something about dachshunds that only another dachshund person can understand, and that makes the loss even more difficult. My Brandon was a red smoothie, like your Max. I was fortunate that he lived to be 15, but when the end comes it still seems too soon. My heart aches for you in your sorrow for your beloved boy. There is nothing anyone can say or do to make the pain go away. Cry as much as you need to; it is the only thing that can bring any relief. And don't think that you are going crazy if you find yourself crying constantly or unable to eat or sleep. That will go away eventually, but not today. I am glad that you have found this forum. It has been very helpful to have a safe place to grieve among people who understand. -Dachsiemom
Moira - remembering Brandon
"Better lo'ed ye canna be. Will ye no' come back again?"