The death of a dog is a bereavement, just like any other. You feel the same, you react the same, and it’s deeply personal. Like all bereavements, it brings back memories, it brings back feelings, it reminds you of other bereavements. It’s a swirling whirlpool of deeply personal reactions, twisting powerful emotions together in your head and heart.
Note: The photo is a stock image, but one which reminds me of my Border Collie X Zoe who died in May 2011.