There is nothing you can do to get over the death of a pet. Time will make it easier to deal with, but it takes a whole lot for someone to really "get over" the death of a pet that they loved. My dog, Chico, died many years ago, and i still get really sad when i think of him. Good Luck! I'm not sure if this will help, but try to remember that Brownie is never going to be in pain now.
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I'm soooo sorry I was in the same situation over the summer and I know how it feels. You just have to realize if they had to be put down that they are probably in a better place because they were in pain and now they aren't
I'm so sorry and sad to hear about your dog. I know having to put a dog is about the hardest thing we ever have to do. Because we love them and they love us so much. Time is the only thing that makes it not hurt so much. All you can do is remember and love.
Sorry to hear about that:( my dog passed away a year ago and it just gets some getting used to. Especially if you were really close. All dogs go to heaven remember:) and it's better for the dog not to be in pain. -lovelexislots
So sorry to hear this. It is so hard to say goodbye to a pet. We have experienced this several times. Knowing that they were not going to feel sick or be in pain anymore once we put them to sleep helped me get through it. Being so sick must have felt awful, and they could not tell us how bad they felt, but it seemed like it must have been miserable. Putting each one down was so sad, but I felt like they were being put out of their misery. Over time, thinking about your pet will not be as painful as it is right now. At some point you will be able to think about and talk about the good times you had and it will not be as sad as it is right now. Give yourself time to grieve. It really will get better in time.
I have never been through this but my love is 12 and I dread the day she will die. Since you had to put her down consider that you blessed her by taking away her pain. You took on pain to relieve her of hers. Some people say getting another dog fairly soon helps to ease your misery and gives you a new source of love and a focus for your attention. Not that Brownie will ever be replaced in your heart but a new dog will (or may) help you adjust. I can't imagine coming home to an empty house so a new pet would help with that too. If the idea of another dog is too hard right now maybe consider another kind of pet. My heart goes out to you for your loss.
I'm so sorry! I totally understand your pain. When I was little my dog and I were best friends. One day she passed and I was heart broken. Time did heal me. My dad gave me a little stuffed animal that looks just like Holly. I kept her by my bed and every night I would pray about her. Just to keep her in my mind and remember her. She died the day before we were going to have to put her down. I loved her like nobody's business.<3 To this day I always thing about her and the memories. She's in a better place. You'll meet again someday(: