I lost a pet about nine months ago. I went through sadness, guilt, and then I realized he was in a better place so I felt fine but now, I'm always crying. And today I went to smell his collar (I kept it) and it didn't smell like him anymore. This drove me to tears instantly. I don't know what to do. When I try talking my mom about it something holds me back. When I talk to friends about it they all just say the same thing. I'm starting to think that maybe I need another dog of the same breed. But then that just makes me feel unfaithful. I did get a cat, but its not the same. I have had my dog all my life. I didn't want to put him down but I got so tired of seeing him suffer. What do I do?