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Not everyone deals with death in the same way. I know I can empathize with people when they have lost their pets because I have been through it myself. On the other hand, I wasn't very good at saying or doing the right thing when someone lost a spouse, parent or child because I had never been through that. Once I lost my mom, I found that I am a lot more empathetic and can say and do the right things when someone loses a family member.
I also had many people at work avoid me after my mom died. They didn't know what to say, and that was okay with me. I understood and accepted that.
I am very sorry for your loss. Eventually the pain will fade. Hopefully your new pup will help your heart heal.