Most of our passings have been where the dog disappears to the vet, us frantic, usually in the middle of the night, and never comes back. Brooke's passing was at home as I prayed, filled with emotion and grief but not traumatic. She lay in state with a lit candle on our bathroom floor overnight and Faith and Eli went in to see her in the morning. They were very subdued, sniffed her all over. Faith departed first, Eli took more time, and kept searching my face as well. I have seen each set of dogs left behind grieve to some extent. The most heartbreaking was Ally searching all over for Asta, her BFF. Faith and Eli are not moping, they play, eat well, go on walks. But they seem subdued still. They avoid the places that were Brooke's typical hang-out spots, and Eli, who used to covet Brooke's cushy plush bed, has completely avoided it. Faith did go into our bathroom the next day which she never does, I presume she was looking for Brooke. I know they key off our emotions too, and we are so sad and I still have crying spells. I wonder what others have experienced.