I understand your pain and am so sorry about Teddy. Time softens the pain but never takes it away. And certain things trigger grief almost as strong as when you first felt the loss. Hugs.
Thank you for the reminder.... hug your fur-kids every chance you get. They are never with us long enough. /hugs.
Thank-you so much for sharing Andy! My corgi is 9 years old and I am not looking forward to her leaving me. I love her so much as you did Teddy. Hold on to your memories. I am sure you will never forget that little boy. I am so sorry for your loss. :(
I am sorry to read that Teddy is no longer with you. However, your memories of things you two shared made me smile. To know you had his love and he your love........such a bond is so special. And, yes, everyone should try to make all times together count. Sometimes what seems to be the smallest happenings turn out to make for incredible memories.
I am so sorry for your loss of Teddy last year! It's the pain of losing them but also remembering all the great times and how lucky we were to have such a great dog...we can carry those memories in our hearts!!!!
Death of the body does not mean extinction and that holds true for people as well as animals. Your Teddy will remain connected to you even if you do not physically perceive him because the bonds of love are never broken. You can be sure that every time you think of him, he thinks of you, but we do not all come here to stay the same amount of time.... I personally think animals come into our life as teachers, and one of the things they teach us, after showing us how to love unconditionally, is how to age gracefully, how do be happy even with increased limitations and how deal with loss.
The heart is not like an apple that you can only divide in so many pieces, the more love you give out, the more you have to give. Consider giving your heart to a new doggie and Teddy will be cheering you on as your life is again enriched. Best wishes.