Just wanted to share with the COTH community- the latest issue of TIME has a really wonderful piece on animal grief. Have some tissues handy. The dapple gray on the website has a really lovely two-page photo in the print issue of the magazine.
When his last "girlfriend" (platonic of course) died my Schip went into such a depression I was worried. I wanted another Schip (she was one too) but couldn't find one so got a puggle for him (the ONLY reason I got one, she was the ONLY small dog in the vicinity that was female! It took him a week of being jealous and a week of she's OK til they were best buds. If I had been home in the day he'd have been OK eventually but I had just started a new job and he'd be alone all day.
Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.
Proud Closet Canterer! Member Riders with Fibromyalgia clique.