All loving dog owners will go through this at one time, and we need to cry. We need to share, and we should. I am not alone, and neither are you. Bereavement for the loss of a pet is very real, and a plethora of research shows how potent and life-changing it can be.
We all experience it in different ways. We may imagine seeing our pets in their usual places in the home or expecting them to appear when we arrive home, only to be reminded, like a punch in the gut, that they are not there.