It'll get a little better with the passage of time. For me, it took about three months for the constant hurt and sorrow to ease up a little. I still tear up thinking about Jack, but it is not every day and it is not as severe. Little things will unexpectedly trigger a memory that will cause a few tears, but most of the time they are not entirely sad tears. A mix of emotions to be sure. Also, taking in our foster dog about 6-7 weeks ago has undoubtedly helped the healing process.I know we will have more in the years to come. We still have 2 C0cker Spaniels too. We always rotate a 3rd in so that there are always 2. This makes it easier for the middle dog typically. My loss is greater this time because this was the 1st dog that I actually researched, sought out, and picked out for myself, not so much for the family. Our bond was very strong and I thought of her as my best friend. I went through the same emotions as when I lost my father at 10 years old, but this time as an adult, so I'm dealing with it differently. I have never dealt with the loss of someone extremely close to me since my father, so it is a struggle, but I'm getting through it one day at a time.
I'm giving myself the same advice that I gave @IDFJ when his beloved passed not long ago. It's been a month now and it helps. @FJtest, I'm sorry for the loss of your Sophie. Is that the one you've posted in here a few times? @Firemedic831 , I'm sorry for the loss of your Mia also, Elsie is very pretty!
Thanks to all for your condolences and kind words.
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