Stephen- I am SO sorry. Yesterday I came home and found my ferret had gotten his head stuck in his cage and died.
A few weeks ago, our outside cat got rabies and had to be euthanized bc the vet didn't give her a rabies shot.
Last October, I had to euthanize my 13 y.o. husky shepherd mix that I was caring for during his 8 months of bone cancer. When I found out he was sick and after I put him to sleep, all I could do was sit on the couch and cry. I haven't gotten another dog since, and I do have one other. We're fostering one now, but I still don't think I'm ready for another.
Last night, I didn't go to my MA class or work out.
I think it's ok to let yourself take some time off-this is a very difficult thing, losing a pet.
God bless.... take it easy on yourself. This is rough.