I know that does occur in real life with people who aren't really dog people, but the majority of people here know exactly how it is.Loosing Niko has been very difficult for me. There are very few people I share this with as I learned early on that "He was just a dog" was the majority of what people thought.
The first sentence made me start to tear up and i just about lost it at this point. I laid there as princess took her last breathe, and held her for minutes after balling my eyes out. Even though i'm only 24, i've been through to much for a normal person to handle in a lifetime, and the passing of my beloved Princess, was by far the worst and hardest thing ive ever dealt with. Reading this story brings up a lot of bad memories and sadness but i can look back and say i gave her one hell of a life as she did to me!! Now she lies on my mantle and not a day goes by that i dont think about her.She might as well have been talking about me. Gromit’s battle with cancer at age 13 was short, but at least I spent the last few weeks of his life preparing for it. I held him when the vet put him down, and it was horrible, but I knew he was as comfortable as possible — and that having me there was part of his comfort.
I'm sorry you don't have someone there for you. That makes it so much harder. My boys couldn't even mention his name until the last few weeks, they are now men and didn't want to be crying. Now they can laugh and talk about him. They are our family members, what makes other humans value dogs as less then humans? For some people their dogs are their family and friends and the death of their beloved dog is no different then someone else losing a human.I did think it was DCM right away. You are lucky to have people to tell stories with. I have my husband but he doesn't seem to want to talk about it much.
Some dogs just change our universe.