My dogs were put to sleep due to unfortunate circumstances in October this year, One was two and a half the other just had just made it to twelve months. My two year old buddy was a Pitbull cross Staffordshire i got him at 6 months old covered in scars, the previous owners had neglected him. Buddy ment the absolute world to me, as im only twenty years old this dog showed me what life was about, my other boy Rex who is actually buddy's brother also ment the world to me i had gotten him at 6 weeks old, i also own a bull arab cross who is still with us today she is two. All my dogs were registered with my local council and i also had a permit. I dont want to go into detail about what happened as its way to touchy for me to talk about. I just really wanted to hear from other dog lovers is it normall to grieve so long over your first dogs, its like ive lost two sons in one hit i havent been the same since.