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NonP

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She passed away at the hospital today morning. It was sad to see them down to two tonight.

Wondering if the two are looking around for her. They were eating well when I and two other neighbours fed them just twenty minutes ago.
Sorry to hear that, Senti. You were probably expecting it any minute, but that can only ease the pain so much.

And yeah, the reality probably hasn't sunk in for the little 'uns yet. I'm guessing you know all this already but here's some info on grieving dogs:


The key quote:

Grief and sadness are hard to deal with and the same is true for your dog. You may notice that your dog is hiding more than usual and that’s OK. Allow your dog to grieve and have some time alone, recommends Dr. Bekoff. Spend time with your pup when he wants it, ensure he gets plenty of exercise, and observe him when he eats so that he gets the necessary nutrition to stay healthy.

“For a dog that enjoys the company of another dog, one solution after the family has grieved, is to get another dog,” says Dr. Burch. “No one we love can be replaced, but if the dogs ran and played together or spent time together while the owner was at work, another dog may help.”

If adding a new furry family member to your household isn’t an option, Dr. Burch recommends arranging a few fun “play dates” with other dogs and finding new activities to do with your pup.

Most importantly, just be there for your dog to give the love and attention he needs to recover from the loss of a close friend. That will help your own grief too.
Fortunately you already have two, which presumably should help.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Sorry to hear that, Senti. You were probably expecting it any minute, but that can only ease the pain so much.

And yeah, the reality probably hasn't sunk in for the little 'uns yet. I'm guessing you know all this already but here's some info on grieving dogs:


The key quote:



Fortunately you already have two, which presumably should help.
Sort of. Actually the mother and the male son hung around together. The black daughter kept a distance since the son attacked her often.
But when I am around often they do the pruning thing. He gnaws at the mother or daughter playfully. So there is some interaction.

Sad to hear @Sentinel - I hope the pain wasn’t too much for her.

That’s life.
She wasn't crying out in pain so I guess that tumor was more of an inconvenience.
 
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