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How long did you grieve for the last pet you lost?

I had to say goodbye to one of my cats last Monday. It wasn't the first loss I've had, but it was the first time that I was there one that had to make the decision. The first time I was the one to sit with him at the vet during his final moments. Even now, a week later I find myself breaking down with grief in the quiet moments. The loss just seems to hit so much harder when you are the one making the decision about it. It's been a week and I can make it through the day now. But at night, at night it still feels like it was just yesterday he was curled up next to me.
StevenIzzi · 51-55, M
I lost my German Shepherd about 16 years ago and I recently saw a pic again, and it def was a sad reminder.

130 LB very rare black and silver long haired German Shepherd.

rottenrobi · 56-60, F
I went through the same experience recently with my 15 old dog. I wasn't actually sure I could take her to the appointment to put her down.
The grief will come and go. I don't think you can put a time on it.
I'm sorry for your loss. My heart genuinely goes out to you.
Tugasaki · 56-60, M
My first dog was 16, and started to fade away with failing function i had no choice to end her pain and put her second of 7 years died of seizures, both dogs are buried in the woods near a protected trail. Meaning no developements. My current loving dog is already 12 years old with vision loss is his only weakness, my loving companion that i live for makes me cry everytime i think of his future days that he has.
I'm still not over my first dog and it has been years
smiler2012 · 56-60
vicidraco sorry to here about your cat 😔 mine was ours in 1983 i had too bury her was very upsetting not looking forward when it comes to that time with our jess she is our world
DeWayfarer · 61-69, M
It took a long time. I still remember her from time to time even though I have had my current cat for 8 years.
It took me about 2-3 years to stop crying when looking at his pictures. I miss my little boy.
DestroyerOfIdeologies · 22-25, M
I'll always grieve, no end to it.
A long time. 🥺

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