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Just needed to write down my feelings, so please bear with me.  I'm happy to report that through self-reflection and through being able to type out my feelings on this board and to respond to others going through the same thing, I believe I've gotten through the guilt phase (hopefully, the best I can).   Yesterday, I got through the entire day without crying which surprised me, and I thought I was "over it".  However, just a few moments ago, the feelings of overwhelming sadness overtook me.  I didn't cry, but I sure did feel like it.

I guess what I'm trying to say is there is no quick fix to grieving.  You will be overcome with feelings of sadness and that is normal.  It's important to process these emotions any way you know how.  For me, this board has been extremely helpful.

My thoughts are with everyone on this board mourning the loss of their beloved furbabies.  Thank you for listening.


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The sadness is a normal, healthy grief. The guilt was, in a way, keeping you from it. 
I was just out doing errands and suddenly the sadness really hit. It's always there, but sometimes a big wave hits me, after 6+ weeks. Still not very long.
Good to hear you're feeling a bit better.

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Eileen, I am like you when it comes to mourning. I picked up Piper's ashes today and had a good cry but I feel better having her with me. I always equate grief with the ocean's waves. You will be feeling better and then a wave of grief comes along and you start feeling horrible all over again. I feel that our tears help us to heal. If we keep everything bottled up inside we can't fully heal and we hurt so much. Please take, we are all here to help each other.

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Thank you to everyone who took the time to post for me.  I'm taking it one day at a time for now.  My daughter is pretty broken up about it as well so I am trying to stay strong for her.  A friend of hers actually has a dog looking for a home, but I don't think we're quite ready for all that yet.  I have Zeus, my pitbull mix, and he tolerated Midnight (the one who passed) I think only because we adopted them together.  I'm not sure how he would react to a new member of the pack just yet, and I can't handle the stress if it doesn't work out.  
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