ITS BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE MY SISTERS DOG DIED SHE STILL HAS NOT GOTTEN OVER HIM, AND I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY TO HER TO GET HIM OFF HER MIND I KNOW SHE MISSES HIM BUT SHE'S GOT TO GET HIM OFF HER MIND SOME TIME ANY ADVICE TO TELL HER WOULD BE APPRECIATED
Two weeks is not a long time. And since she loved him, she will not get over him.But it will get easier for her with time. Our dog had to be put down in July and I still cry over him at times and I am 43 years old. I miss him terribly. Just let her talk about him if she wants and don't push her. Everyone deals with things differently. She will be okay. Hope this helps.
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My four month old lab died the end of March of this year. We only had him for 2 months, but he settled deep into our hearts in that time. He will always be missed no matter how much time goes by. That being said, I am getting another dog in a few weeks. I am very excited and looking forward to having a new member of the family. It takes time to mourn the loss of a family member, two weeks is certainly not going to do it. Everyone is different, but please don't think getting your sis a new dog is going to make her feel better. Let her make that decision when she is ready. Be kind, give her lots of hugs and let her cry when she needs to. Hope this helps!!
Hi Riley1. I'll try to make this long, tear stained story short. Unknown to us until after he died, Toby was born with a hole in his diaphram. As he grew, so did the hole. On the night he died the hole had grown large enough that his intestines moved into his chest cavity. This caused so much pressure on his organs that his gall bladder burst, causing his death. Our vet was as shocked as we were. Toby had been a happy, healthy puppy. She told us is condition was very rare, and even if we had somehow known about it there would have been only a small chance he would have made it through the expensive surgery. Our vet also informed us it had nothing to do with his breeding or the way we had cared for him. She was surprised he had lived as long as he had. My husband and I were both heartbroken, but we enjoyed Toby every minute he was with us. I know I was going to try to keep it short, but it's one of those big picture kind of things.
Waggin I am so very sorry. Have had to put down 6 various dogs and cats over the years. Doesn't get any easier at all!
Hotdog Your sister will slowly get over it. Even though we have a pup now, when we had to put our last Yorkie down, (it happened very quickly) we were devastated. Every once in awhile something will bring back a memory and tears come, and its been over 4 years.
Everyone is different. Let her work it out in her time, my heart goes out to her.
Waggin: I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope I didn't come across to harsh, I was just curious on how you lost your baby It always seems to be that much harder when they are so young. All you want is for them to grow up. It sounds like you gave him the best possible life that you could.
Hotdog: Sorry to get off topic. Please give your sister time to mourn. Pets (at least in my book) are family. Losing them is just as hard as losing a human family member. She will get better as time goes by.
Animals, what animals? My children just have alot of hair!
Just give her time as everyone has said as i lost my one pug about a year and a half ago she was almost 15 ahe died in my arms at my vets office and that kills you as i still hurt,she was my baby-girl believe me it takes time and sometimes the hurt stays with you you just learn to cope.
This is my one pug noah,my other rescue,he is blind and deaf but a love.
She may well not get over it. It can be a horrible shock if it was sudden and unexpected. If your sister isn't the type to be emotionally trusting of people, the bond with the dog is more powerful than most realize....Be patient with her. help her make a scrapbook of memories with her dog,something like that.