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Jessn

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I lost my 9 year old dog almost 3 weeks ago. He was my baby, my everything. I would always say that the day I lost him would be the day I needed to be sedated. I cried hysterically and lost 6 pounds during the week after we put him to sleep. I'm about to be making huge life changes (moving and starting grad school) so I've been really busy lately making arrangements. I've found myself not feeling as sad and I feel like I'm forgetting him. And it makes me feel so guilty. He was the best dog I've ever had and I don't see myself ever getting another dog because no dog could ever compare to him. But I still feel guilty for the fact that I'm no longer hysterical over his loss. I still cry and I miss him every day but I feel like he deserves for me to be grieving more because he meant more than anything to me.
AngelBear

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That is a very normal reaction to feel guilty if you are not constantly sad after such a devastating loss.  Most people go through that stage as part of grief.  You are keeping busy which is the very best thing you can do when you are dealing with a loss.  Being busy keeps you going with less time to be sad.  You have a lot of love to give another animal when the time right.
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