Comment on Nearing the end: How to deal with anticipatory grief for a terminally ill or elderly pet by Angela Rex.
This was so spot on and helpful for me. My dog is 14 and my horse is 31, and the last few months have been so hard as they are both declining and I’m trying so hard to make sure I do right by them and enjoy the time we have while panicking at some moments where the loss feels close (but then it’s just a bad day). I’ve been a mess and feeling so overwhelmed, and this truly sketched out the mental state I’ve been in. My horse is the love of my life, I’ve had him since he was 4, and I really don’t know how to navigate the waters we are now in.