I'm so sorry for your loss of your beloved Lucky. It's so terribly hard to say goodbye to them, even though you know they're in a better place and no longer suffering. My dog was also named Lucky and he passed away in July. He was my very first dog, too. I wish I had some amazing advice for you or words to make things easier, but the grieving process takes time and it's different for every person. It's been almost seven months since my dog passed away, and I still cry almost everyday. It's just really, really hard and there's nothing that can change that. They become part of you and it's hard to accept that they're gone and never coming back, at least it is for me. I still can't believe my dog is gone. I wish more than anything in this world, he was still here with me. For the first couple weeks, after Lucky passed away, I could barely bring myself to even get off the couch. I read articles on the Internet and downloaded some eBooks about losing pets. I also read a bunch of stuff about animals in the afterlife, which seemed to help, in some small way. I also wrote a letter to him, explaining how much he meant to me, which also helped. About a month after he passed away, I started working on a scrapbook of his life. It helped me remember all the wonderful moments we had together. I'm still not finished with it yet because I still can't bring myself to look at the pictures of his last day. About five months after he passed away, I finally got up enough courage to take some of his tennis balls and unchewed toys (not his favorite toys) to the local animal shelter. I wanted to honor his memory by giving some of his beloved toys to the shelter dogs. Even though it hurt like hell, and I cried the entire way home, it made me feel like I did something good for him. I do want to tell you to look for the "signs"; he will let you know that he's okay and that he is always there with you.....
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you want someone to talk with, please know I'm here for you.
Blessing & (((Hugs))),
Kristin - Lucky's Mom
In my heart forever, shining face.
My wonderful, beautiful Lucky: 1-27-1999 to 7-18-2014