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I've not been on here in a couple weeks, was finding it too difficult to revisit the circumstances of my grief, but somehow now I feel I need to share and maybe some of you may benefit.

I had my beautiful Buddy put down for aggression on August 23rd, it was the most heart wrenching and difficult thing I have ever had to do.  No matter the circumstance of losing a pet, each and every one of us on this site knows the extreme sense of loss and all the other mixed emotions that go along with it.

Some of us are able to cope better than others, I am not so good at the coping part.  I was finding it extremely difficult to do my job, and found myself withdrawing from friends and family, crying at the drop of a hat.  While it has only been a mere 6 weeks, hardly time to really get past the grief, I wasn't functioning well at all and felt myself slipping into depression.  I am thankful that I had the sense to realize I needed some medical help, and having reached out in such a way, I now have a real belief that better days are ahead.

So for any of you who are also having an unusually hard time getting a handle on things, please don't be afraid to seek professional help.  Reaching out here on this site, and seeking support of others who grieve as you do is an invaluable lifeline and is support enough for so many.  For those of you who are finding it especially difficult, I hope you will recognize your need for additional support and will seek it as I have.

It's okay, it will be okay.  We will always miss our pets so much, but we still have our lives to live.  Be well!  ~ BuddysMomNC

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Dear BuddysMom,  What a wonderful post you put out here.  I am so glad you have reached out and got help.
I am a true believer that if depression has a hold of you, get help!!!!  Help is available for those that need it.  The most difficult part of reaching out for help is making that first phone call.
I suffer from depression and have been in counseling several times and it is like big black heavy curtain has been lifted off my head.  Congratulations for making that call.
I understand the feelings you are going through.  Loosing a pet is so devastating and each and everyone of us react differently.  None the less, grief for the lost pet is heartbreaking. 



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You are so right!  Seeking help to get through the tough times is very beneficial to many.  I know how hard it was for you to lose a bet due to aggression.  Our babies mean the world to us and it is very painful when we are not able to help them with their problems.  I hope you will continue to feel better!

precious Christoph ~ sweetest bunny in the world ~

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