Originally Posted by GeminiJumper
I bet that'd be scary!
Give yourself time to mourn, though. He sounds like he was a pretty special dog to you. Cry about your loss, reflect on it all, and mourn.
If you are looking to get another dog to fill the void, wait to do that until you have honestly moved on and done all those things listed above. Getting another dog while you are sad that you lost a beloved pet can seem like the natural thing to do but can lead to a lot of problems down the road with the new dog as far as training. Buying a new dog while you are emotionally unstable tells the new dog you yourself are not stable and can not be a good pack leader.
I know you never mentioned getting another dog but I just wanted to toss this around for you in case it crossed your mind. :) So wait until you are in good spirits again.
This might come out as cold but I mouned a month ago. He had really gone down hill. I'm still very upset and cry about it but I know in my heart that he is beter off now.
I'm not looking to replace "him" but I'm look to rehire for his job. No other dog will ever fill the void. I'm looking to rescue a dog. Give another boy a chance at haven a good life.
I agree with you 100% though. I don't exspect a new dog to be Grizzly. I actualy keep calling Cheecho (JRT in pic) by Grizzly.
It's strange how at peace I feel, it's almost like he is trying to tell me that it's ok to move on. As I took off his collar for the vet tec to take him away he winked at me.