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    My heart sank when I read your post. I am so, so sorry for your loss and the loss that Custer is feeling. I don't have any idea how to deal with a grieving pup BUT will hope and pray that things get better for Custer. I'd say LOTS OF LOVE but it's obvious you've got that covered!! Peace friend and again I am so very sorry!!!!
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

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    We have a lovely breeder friend who has been talking to us about taking one of her gorgeous girls, but she wants to breed her first. This would mean no new companion for approximately 5 more months, and I'll be honest, I don't think any of us can take this for 5 more months.

    I worry about getting a puppy. We both work regular work hours. We have a dog walker come in each day to take Custer out. She used to come let them both out...she stays and plays with him and he loves her, but it isn't the same as being home alone most of the day...when you are used to having a brother you snuggled with and just was with.

    Last night he kept disappearing. We found him under the bed, looking. This compounds our grief.

    I am wondering if we should not look for someone with a bulldog brother/sister for him that is a little older.

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    Your post just breaks my heart...

    I have been thru this SO many times, and it makes our own grief even worse. We always keep our pets in pairs, so we usually end up getting another one... in our case we got puppies but in your situation maybe an older rescue might be the solution. I'm SO very sorry for your loss

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    I'm so sorry, this is heartbreaking. Rest in Peace Sweet Sherman. I hope Custer's pain, as well as yours will heal in time<3
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    I am so sorry for your loss. Those are not just words, as I do know your pain, and have been there too often. I would definitely get another dog for Custer. I had two Belgian Malanois. They were like two peas in a pod. The male died of cancer-even though I had other dogs,I saw a change in the female-a depression. I really thought she would adjust,but just a few months later,she just died. I really believe she died of a broken heart,as she was a healthy dog. All this to say that I believe that they can truly grieve themselves to death. Perhaps you can take your breeder friend's dog-let her breed her,when she is ready to have her pups-bring her back to breeder,bring Custer for visits,and when pups are weaned,bring her home.
    You will never "get over" your loss, but time really does help things,but I think helping your remaining baby is the priority. God Bless you and your family @mcardle3 I am truly sorry for you all. There is NEVER enough time-no matter how much...........
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    I'm so sorry. This breaks my heart. Sounds like he would definitely like another companion. Nothing will replace his buddy but would help the sadness ❤️
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    I am so sorry for your loss, God Bless You and Your Family. I know it is so hard, I have been there many times with my four legged babies, but I do smile knowing that one day I will see them never to part again. Love, Susan and Elmo

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    First let me express my sincerest sympathy for your loss.
    Dogs absolutely grieve.
    My Schultz went through a depression after my dad died (he lived with us).
    They spent a lot of time together and Schultz spent his days in my dads bedroom - waiting for him to return.
    It was hard to get Schultz's interest but I purposely shook up his routine - special trips, extra car rides, new meals, lots of exercise (or just fresh air) ... any thing to distract him.
    I gave him time and extra attention and his depression lessened...
    I hope they meet again in heaven but my Schultz is his happy self again (it takes time)
    Hang in there much positive energy is being sent your way

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    So sorry for your loss. We had a bonded pair of EBs. When Dot died, Blu reacted much the same way. About a month after Dot passed, we got 9 week old Lily. Blu seemed to get better very quickly. It's been fifteen months now and they are pals.


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    I am so sorry. My inlaws took 2 puppies that I rescued a brother and sister. The girl recently passed due to a long battle with an illness and the boy was so depressed. He used to be so independent but after that happened he completely attached himself to my inlaws. I'm sure your boy will find comfort in just being around you at this time. Just like humans it will take a while to get over the loss. Big hugs!

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    Sorry for your loss!! I have never had two dogs at once but my mother had a pekingese who ran away after the cat we inherited with the house died. He had always went out and came straight back to the door but we think he went looking for the cat and got lost. My mother always came home at lunch to let him out

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcardle3 View Post
    We have a lovely breeder friend who has been talking to us about taking one of her gorgeous girls, but she wants to breed her first. This would mean no new companion for approximately 5 more months, and I'll be honest, I don't think any of us can take this for 5 more months.

    I worry about getting a puppy. We both work regular work hours. We have a dog walker come in each day to take Custer out. She used to come let them both out...she stays and plays with him and he loves her, but it isn't the same as being home alone most of the day...when you are used to having a brother you snuggled with and just was with.

    Last night he kept disappearing. We found him under the bed, looking. This compounds our grief.
    I am wondering if we should not look for someone with a bulldog brother/sister for him that is a little older.
    Rescue or foster. Im sure it will help.

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