Does a new puppy ease the pain of the loss of the old one?
November 30, 2006 11:34am CST
Wanting to know your opinions. My Golden Retriever who i had since i was a kid passed on a little over a year ago and it still hurts. I only have a kitten now but i was wondering if any of you have bought a new golden puppy and if that helped to ease the pain or not? Do you feel like it is betrayal? i feel that my dog would be flattered to know that he made such a good impression on us that we would buy another baby. How do you feel?
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
30 Nov 06
I think it could. When people have pets, they tend to get into a routine (feeding time, walking, etc) and the loss affects them the most whenever they no longer have that routine. My parents had to have their cat put to sleep after having her for 15 years. It didn't affect my mom until she got up and the cat wasn't meowing for her breakfast.