One thing about grief is that no matter how many times you’ve been through it before, it still floors you.
Here are some of the things you might not expect to happen:
You won’t want to clean up the dog poop from the yard, because by doing so you’ll feel you’re discarding what’s left of your dog.
You’ll catch yourself referring to your dog as if they’re still with you, and it will unnerve you when that happens.
People won’t know what to say, and some will say some things you find absolutely objectionable. Don’t let it bother you. They mean well.
Your other dog will mask their grief, but will also grieve. You’ll see it in their eyes, so don’t forget to look.
When you see a photo of your recently departed, you’ll cry all over again.
You’ll think you’re doing well, until faced with a stressful situation. Then you’ll discover that’s not the case.
No matter how much you will yourself to “get back to normal,” it won’t happen. So experience your grief. By doing so, you’ll honor your dog and yourself.