I've been left devastated after one of my dogs died and the other diagnosed with cancer

I've been left devastated after one of my dogs died and the other diagnosed with cancer


DEAR DEIDRE: I LIVE on my own and more than 100 miles from my ­family so my two little dogs were my life.

I work part-time in a school, which I love, and when I’m not there, my dogs give me purpose.

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I’m a 36-year-old woman and am finding it really hard to keep going at the moment.

One of my dogs, Treacle, died two months ago and now my second dog, Honey, has been diagnosed with cancer.

I’m devastated and have no idea how I can pick myself up.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Your dogs will have given you unconditional love, so it’s normal to feel bereft.

Your life will have been transformed by your pets, so saying goodbye is hard.

Make happy memories with Honey, take lots of photos and, perhaps, when you are ready, put up one or two favourite images of both dogs to remember them.

You are not alone, bluecross.org.uk, 0800 096 6606, has a pet ber­eavement support line.

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