I came onto Ask a Coach hoping that there would be a search function that would allow me to look for “grief.” Instead, I just let my eyeballs move down a few questions, and found exactly the same post that I would have written. My beloved dog has cancer and we don’t know what treatment approach, if any, would best serve her. I also love her as much as I love anyone else in my life (and I am also married). I have had her for just shy of 13 years and think of her as my little furry girl. I find myself having waves of grief wash over me, with tears just coming over me at unpredictable intervals. She has taught me unconditional love.
Thank you to the other Scholar who posted below and is going through something very similar. I will keep you and your beloved pet in my thoughts.