It will be a year in a couple of months that I lost Haily. I can't bear to put her bowl or crate away. Her bowl sits on my kitchen counter with her collar in it. There were a couple of times I thought I was ready and was going to put it away in a cabinet, but the tears would come and I couldn't do it. Her crate is set up in my room taking up a lot of space but I can't remove it. She only used it when I wasn't home and not every time, but it is/was hers. :'(Some people say put things away. Others say leave them out. I think either way, their presence and their absence seem equally painful.
Am I crazy or have others done things like this?
I have lost dogs before and there bowls are in a special cabinet and there collars are on a shelf. But for some reason I am not ready to let go of Haily.