I never knew how much dogs can mourn for each other. Its hard to believe Max has been gone for almost 2 months now. Just when I think I'm getting better, yesterday, talkiing to someone I just burst out in tears. Mandy and Tina have never got into or tore up anything. They never tee tee on the floor. But, since Max's death they have really struggled. Tina started tee teeing on the floor and Mandy has tore up rugs in 2 of the bathrooms. I now have to close the doors when we leave. I hope they get through this soon. I know they have lost their pack leader and it must be confusing and hurtful to them. Its amazing the feelings they have. They hurt as much as we have.
Sorry for your loss. I have always heard of dogs mourning over other dogs and humans passing on, but I had never seen it until I lost my husband last august. I was so busy with funeral arrangements that I didn't notice my husband's great dane China had not came out of her house for three days. I had family members who would feed all of our danes for me. I brought China in the house and she just laid her head on everyone coming in and would not eat. I finally took her to the burial site and let her stay for a little while.The next day she was eating and did better. It took her a month to finally be herself.
I am hopeing soon they will move past this. The vet said they have lost their leader and they just feel lost. Tina did better today. She is going back out the doggie door to tee tee and she did eat better. Mandy eats but just seems depressed. Max was her buddy. All in time, I guess.
We just lost two of our six dogs about 3-4 weeks ago and it has been hard on all of us. The one dog that we still have is the daughter of both of the dogs that we lost. At first she was having a hard time with leaving the house, she didnt care if she went to the bathroom in the house. Actually, she just started to venture outdoors, I have been taking her for walks etc. She is still going to the bathroom indoors though. One of the dogs that she never played with before - they are playing together all the time. We also had a litter of puppies just leave. So altogether we lost 8 dogs and are now down to 4. It has been very quiet here and different.