Do you cry when a pet dies?

Philippines
January 11, 2011 6:26am CST
Pets..ooooh!who doesn't love them.We are a family of pet lovers, from dogs to cats ..even rats.Some of them past away and everytime they do..I always cry.I don't know why..but there's this thing in me for animals.I feel awful every time a pet dies..I mean..yeah!they're just animals but they share a part of me and my life.Do you ever cry over your pets when they past away..???
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@lazette (216)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
It depends on the pet for me. If it's a rabbit or a turtle, I definitely cry for some reason. But with other pets, like a goldfish for example, I don't cry. I just feel sorry for it.
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• United States
11 Jan 11
Kind of with you on this. When my cat ate my beta fish I was just sort of mad, but when that same cat got hit by a car I was a mess.
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• Philippines
12 Jan 11
I don't get affected much with fishes..I find them nice but its pretty different when its a dog or cat..those you can cuddle and waits you at home.You have a point..thanks for sharing lazette.
@lazette (216)
• Philippines
12 Jan 11
I think the fact that we can't interact physically with fishes is what makes it so different. Those furry little pets you can just cuddle with are just so adorable and lovable!
• United States
11 Jan 11
I cry everytime i have to get rid of an animal or even when they pass away. I believe it is sad because you take these animals in and you talk to them and care for them like they are a child to you. There like your little baby to you and i know my little dog is my child to me and means the world to me. I do so much with him and bring him places and so without him i dont know what i would do and when he does pass it will be very heatbreaking for me.
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• Philippines
12 Jan 11
that is so nice to hear..me too,I grew up with pets..we've had a lotta pets who passed away and over the years we always remember them.Pets are stress absorber,whenever we feel bad they're there to make us feel better,its like they understand us.When I watched Hachiko..I was terribly crying because of Hachi. Thanks for yer thoughts.. ;0
11 Jan 11
i don't cry, but i'm really sad (R.I.P B-Flop)... I love my dogs and they are like my protectors... if they could follow me everywhere i go they would. Don't want another one to die... never!!
11 Jan 11
ok!! so maybe my eyes got a bit teary... thats all.
• Philippines
12 Jan 11
its pretty hard when pets leave..its like a love one dying.oooohh!dogs affect me much..as to cats??well,I never really had a cat who lived long with me..cats in the house leave without saying goodbyes..lolz..but maybe if I had a cat I certainly would cry.. thanks for the day!
@Galena (9123)
11 Jan 11
of course. that's perfectly normal. I don't know why so many people think that it's strange to cry over losing someone you love, just because that someone has fur. they may have fur, but they're still have a personality and a soul and they're a part of your life and you love them. it's less normal not to cry.
@whatrow (793)
• United States
15 Apr 11
I certainly do. My cats and kittens are my children and grandchildren. I become very upset and depressed whenever I lose one of them.
@nancypoh (54)
• Malaysia
14 Jan 11
i never cry when my pets die..of course i used to love and care for them so much but when they die, i will not cry..i just feel a bit sad..and maybe this kind of act depend on our own culture..in my place, only a few people adopt a pet in their house..plus, i also live in a community which many of them eat pet-like animal such as cat and dog...a bit terrifying for me..
• Canada
13 Jan 11
I always cry, because my pet's are a part of my family. Losing my dog was comparable to losing a child, I wasn't right for at least a year after. They always manage to touch a special place inside of their owners. When they leave, that place becomes a hole that is impossible to fill, and never shrinks. It's always a gaping wound inside. Although, there are people that really don't care. These people I don't understand. However, each person is different.
• United States
12 Jan 11
I don't have any pets, but there are birds and animals that I am very attached to that live at the lake or in our neighborhood. I would cry if they die, for sure, especially my favorites. The bad thing is that because they live outside in the wild, they get killed by predators and disease and there's nothing I can do to prevent it. So, whenever I go look for these animals, I never know if I will find them alive or not.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
12 Jan 11
Pets are really dear to us and it is natural that we would cry, if they die. It is, therefore, I do not keep any pets in my house.
@youless (93102)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Jan 11
I understand that it is really sad to lose a pet. I will cry if my pets die. As we already regard it as one of our family members. I love China
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
12 Jan 11
A pet is part of the family. It is a tragic loss to lose a pet. It is just like losing a loved one. I would surely cry at losing a pet. A piece of my heart would go with them.
• United States
11 Jan 11
yes, always
@habichuelo (3104)
• United States
11 Jan 11
i dont have a pet but i had before and i cry whe they die or when they suffer... they where like a part of me... i tend to see them as family,not a simple animal. yes i cry a lot. I love ALL kinds of animals,from whales to ants.