Its been 2 months now but some days it feels like it just happened. Its the small things like taking Liam to the store and petting him while I put my shoes and socks on that are difficult. I hope Liam is running free and having a goo time.
I know exactly what you're saying. It will soon be two years that I lost my boy at the age of 15.5. The first week, the first month, then eventually the first year were so very hard. It still seems like it was only yesterday in many ways becaue the pain and emptiness is still very real and in others, it feels like it was a lifetime ago. We think of him everyday and will always miss him, he'll forever be in our hearts and we know he's always with us.
Bentley was a beautiful boy. Thank you for your kind words. We are actually planning on getting a new puppy. Some times though, I feel guilty that that I will hasten the fading memories of Liam. Most days are good but it really hits hard when I see his picture and read about all of the others here that have lost their puppies.
I don't think you should feel quilty, you can't replace one dog with another. Each dog is so very special and unique in their own ways. You may see some similarities in another dog that will make you think of Liam.
Within a few weeks of losing my boy, I adopted a young golden male from my County Humane Society. We weren't ready for this boy and I did feel quilty even going to look at him, but I have a Golden girl that is a former puppy mill momma that will always need to be with another dog. She was grieving and started to withdraw and regress. I knew for her sake I had to find another dog ASAP, but it also had to be one that was very gentle and well socialized. This boy was a perfect fit, he needed a home and we needed him. Bringing him into our lives helped me heal and he also helped my girl. He brought so much joy back into our lives.
I've had dogs all my life, as a child growing up and into my adult years. I've had at least two at a time, sometimes even 4. When we lost our bridge boy, our home seemed so out of balance.
When you are ready, I hope you will open your heart and home to another Golden.