No it doesn't Smkie. I think about that a lot...why, after losing several dogs, does it not get any easier. One thing that does help though a little is when you can say the dog has had a pretty long and good life. I think the hardest is when you lose them so young, like Lyric. That one took me ages to feel better about. Chulita though, I sure do miss. They're all so special and unique and you just can't replace them. Thank you for your nice reply.