It's been over 2 weeks since my mother died. As long as I'm in my own home it's easier. But when i go to her flat, her absence hits me so hard. Well, anyway, 'm pretty sure she's happy now, without all the aches and pains.
In the middle of the pain of my mother's leaving my life in this abrupt manner, I did not mention that one of my dogs died--the next morning after my mother's death. So I didn't even get a chance to mourn her. She was an Alsatian and she was 11. Besides she had had around 6 litters in her time. So she was old and tired and getting a cataract. She too left abruptly. She was just slightly off colour for a day, and then early the next morning she died. This is somewhat what she looked like in her youth. ( I got this picture from wikipedia though). May she have a fun time in doggy heaven.
Well now my Dobe, who has anyway been the family favourite from the beginning, is alone. She really missed her friend for a while, but I think has slowly gotten used to the idea that her friend's not around anymore. She is almost 10 herself, but still acts like a young 'un around us. Hope she is around for longer and that finally when she goes, she'll go like her friend did--quickly and with very little suffering.