I've lost my dog about a week ago (was a dachshund) She was very important part of my life (she meant a lot to me) and i really cared for her and made sure she got everything to make her happy. She was like my baby. would like to know whether is it normal that i am still very affected by it? The day of her death i cried so much and my parents even offered to get me another dog i said i don't want anymore pets (even tho she was more than just a pet for me). But yea i'd like to know whether is it normal to still feel somewhat depressed and sad about her?
Even while typing this question my eyes are getting watery
For those who will say "it was just a pet" .. keep your comments to yourselves!
Most Helpful Guy
I felt the same way when my dog Cooper passed away. I was 8 though but yes he was a very important part of my life and it was pretty hard to move on. I even started to hope I will die soon just so I can see him. But I just have it time and after a while, I started to accept the loss of Cooper and move on. A few months later, I got another dog named Kallie and she is a labradoodle. I love to snuggle with her a lot so if you miss having a dog, feel free to get another one. I'm sure your dog won't feel that he is being replaced. The only thing I'd, you'll have to train then again and a lot of your stuff will probably be chewed😀. When I was 10, my parents hid my chewed up train engine from me for months (as it costed $100 and I loved model railroading) because they thought I would hate Kallie if i found out. But eventually they gave me a new one and I forgave Kallie.1
Most Helpful Girl
That's absolutely normal! I'm so sorry for your loss. :( Losing a pet is very hard because for many of us, they are more than just pets, they are part of your family. One of my dogs passed away over a year ago and I still feel sad when I think about her. I cried for days after it happened.
Pets bring great joy to our lives so it's understandable for anyone to be upset and grieve when they lose their pet. It will get easier as time goes on and maybe one day you will feel like it's time to get another pet. That doesn't mean you are replacing her, it just means you have enough room in your heart to give love to more animals who may need you which is a great thing! I know it sucks right now but you will get through it, I promise. ❤️1