Well it's been about a month and I'd like to say it's better but it's not. Buddy's passing has hit me like a ton of bricks and I haven't been the same. We have a miniature dachshund and while she's a great dog, she's doesn't fill the hole left. I'm old enough to have had many dogs and I miss them all but I've never lost one as young as Buddy. It's without question the toughest loss I've ever had. We do have a new pup in the works so that's a great thing but I think it's gonna be a few months until that happens. Hopefully we'll be ready in the fall for nice long walks and swimming in the lake. Thanks for all the kind remarks everyone it has helped a lot.