Losing a PET is like losing SOMEONE...

Philippines
January 17, 2011 8:45am CST
I love dogs and cats, and while growing up they have been a part of our lives... We have a pet dog named GRINGO, and he was my mother's favorite dog, He is a Pekingese Chihuahua.He is part of our family and he has been one good and loving dog. Wherever we go he comes with us especially my mom who always brings him with us, but when we lost him because of old age he was 13 years old when he got sick, it felt like we lost someone like a person, we cried and mourned for him when he died. I never thought that we would feel like that when he died, it felt like we lost a part of our body.Sometimes I could hear my mom sobbing and calling his name,it really felt odd but things where never the same when we lost him. Have you felt this way with your pet before?
7 responses
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
23 Jan 11
Our animals are apart of our family. We for sure mourn all of pets passing. They have all created a special place in our hearts. We have many pets and we have lost many pets. We just try to keep our hearts open and let ourselves mourn however we have to. Some mourn in different ways and some it takes longer. I hope you and your family feel better.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
18 Jan 11
i imagine! i'm so sorry, animals to me are like family, i adopted 4 stray cats and 1 stray dog, they all had either a disease, depression or were very sick...they are my kids and i love them, actually we and we treat them like a part of the family
• Philippines
18 Jan 11
Dogs and cats are is not just someone in my life. Dogs and cats are my family. I learn much from them. Not just what they and their behavior but also in life. I consider my dogs as my best of the the bests friend. I will never leave them behind in times of trouble. Dogs for me are also people that of course, have emotions. They will frown if you scold them and protect who is in trouble. The best attitude of dogs that I love most is their loyalty and their braveness. They will risk themselves to protect whom they love.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
17 Jan 11
that is so true. my dad used to do pet loss councelling and a lot of these people have had their pet for a very long time and have become very attached to them.
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
It was my first time to have a pet dog..She was only a month old when we have her..My husband named the mini pinscher "timmy".I'm not an animal lover so it was normal that I didn't feel comfortable seeing her roaming in our place at first, but an unexpected incident happened.Known for being small, timmy was attacked by a 2 yr-old male Pug dog.She cried so hard as if she was hurt so badly, from then on we let her sleep in our room at night.We treated her like a member of the family..She has her own towel,blanket and pillow.For seven months, we feed her food other than dog food, bring her wherever we go and cuddle her as if she was a baby.Until one day,because of our busy business schedule we decided to give her away.A close relative took timmy the following day.Evening fell,we never thought that it would be that hard.Our place suddenly became so quite and we cant help but talk about her.Its been 4 months now and yet we miss her still.Not seeing her around, seems like we're not complete.
@jillhill (37400)
• United States
17 Jan 11
My dog has been gone for over 6 years and I still cry when I see pictures of him or talk about him. My children grew up while he was here and moved away..he stayed here with me...I still miss and love him very much! He was also 13 when he got sick..
@rushian09 (139)
• Philippines
17 Jan 11
yeah, I felt this before when we lost whitey and jang gyum. We love those two cute little puppy. They've been poison, my mom cried because that puppy was given by his older brother. We replace them with another puppies.