My heart is just breaking, my 14 year old shih-tzu just passed away in her sleep yesterday. It was such a shock! Also, my dad is in the hospital with a blood clot, he's 89. Talk about stress!!! My fibro is beginning to flare and I can't stop crying. I can't believe she's gone, she was such a good dog and brought us so much joy. I've never had children and she was my baby. For any of you who have lost a beloved pet, I'm sure you understand what I'm going through. I know what stress does to my health, I feel like a zombie just going through the motions, and this is affecting me not only emotionally but physically too. I don't know how to handle this to help myself. I'm so worried about my Dad too. My mom loved Millie so much too and she is a mess, she has heart problems and has been having chest pains. My husband is being so loving and supportive and is so worried about me. He loved her too and is having a hard time. He's trying to be strong for all of us. I had her cremated and should get her ashes tomorrow, I know that will kill me too. How best can I get through this and not suffer physically too? I really hope there is a "doggy heaven".