Grief After The Death Of A Beloved Pet
Handling the death of a beloved pet is never easy; however, grieving for that pet is an important part of your recovery. If you have lost a special companion, the emotions can become overwhelming. Take some time out to grieve for your pet. Celebrate the bond you had with your pet. Don't be afraid to cry. It takes time to heal.
Because your pet was an everyday part of your life, even the most mundane tasks can be heartbreaking. You might catch yourself ready to feed your pet or let him/her out, only to remember that he/she is gone. Chances are, you will come home sometimes expecting your pet to greet you. Little things like scratch marks on the floor can trigger an emotional response. Items like your pet's bed, toys, bowls, leashes, collars, etc., are obvious reminders.
However, getting rid of their items is not the answer. Simply store them away somewhere. You might want to go back and look at them in the future.