Part of the privilege of sharing our lives with a pet kid is the emotional
bond we share with them. Even among these relationships, often there is one very
special companion animal, whether a dog, cat, bird or even a reptile, who makes
an indelible mark on our lives.
When we are faced with the loss of any pet kid, much less a truly exceptional
companion, we may be surprised to find ourselves suffering from agonizing grief.
Some people worry over the intensity of their feeling, doubting their right to
grieve so acutely. Rest assured, beloved furry, feathery or scaly companions ARE
NOT ‘just animals’. This sentiment, shared by some who have chosen not to share
their lives with a pet kid, belittles your experience, so give it the credence
it deserves … none. More...