For whatever it is worth, I know exactly how you are feeling.
The worst thing I had to do was having to take my dog to the vet to put her to sleep. She had terminal kidney failure and I had dragged out the inevitable until it became unbearable to see her suffer any more. I felt like a murderer for days afterwards and the pain is coming back now that I am writing this.
Like your dogs, she liked to play and was unstoppable even in the deep of summer. She was close to a fatal heat stroke more than once, because she did not want to give up chasing balls or frisbees. On more than one occasion she collapsed and I had to douse her with water in an emergency situation. The lack of sweat glands clearly puts dogs at an evolutionary disadvantage in hot climates like ours.
You will never forget your companions, but take comfort now in the fact that the pain will subside with time.
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I understand your sadness, and I am wholeheartedly with you.
Tell yourself that your companions have been happy with you.
I go back a year when I separated from my 4-legged friend.
You are a good person.
Remember the love you gave to them during their lives.
Only time will help you to overcome this, so it is a good decision to take some time off.
Thank you for all what you are doing on kstars.
I feel very sorry for you, Jaseem, my condolences, my thoughts are with you
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