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Tomorrow, July 4th would've been my ten year anniversary with my Niko the first one I'll have without him. I'm a wreck already I miss my baby so much. He passed away July 6th 2017 and that's in just two days. How has one whole year went by?! People say it gets easier but it doesn't at all. Before my Niko passed he picked out a baby brother Nikito who looks and acts so much like Niko did. He definitely picked out the perfect puppy and I'll be forever thankful because without him picking him out I don't think I would've made it this long. With the anniversarys coming up it's really hard to accept he's been gone a whole year and I still miss him more than anything. I'd give anything to have him back. I wear my necklace with his picture in it every single day and it does make me feel closer to him, but it's not the same as if he were here.
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I am sorry for you loss, a year is not that long. I was getting better after a year. The first year is filled with firsts.
Toby passed 11 months later, brought it all back about Tuffy, and then also grieving Toby now. That was 2015 Toby passed. Things are good now .. but it took a long time. I miss the boys still, have their dog tags on my key chain. But we adopted Ellie and Missy 2 months after Toby died (too soon possibly .. but they did help us heal). 4 years since Tuffy left and I still cry for him, but not as often. I am sure looking forward to seeing him and Toby again. When the time comes. Love never dies. Hugs Tuffy, Toby, Ellie and Missy's Dad
Registered: 1247254496 Posts: 15
It does get better/easier as time passes. Tomorrow will be 6 weeks since my beloved Franklin went to the rainbow bridge. I'm a lot better than I was the first two weeks of his death. But, you are right - there are so many firsts. My birthday was the other day and I told someone that it's the worst birthday I've ever had. I'm sure I'll be a mess in October when Franklin's birthday rolls around. And of course, on the one year anniversary of his death. I've lost other dogs before and while I was super sad and cried, it wasn't to the extent that I'm going through now.
I think having another pet in the house helps tremendously. But, I do not have any other pets and cannot get another dog for awhile. Hugs to you! It does get easier with time.