29. July 2011 10:39
If you are visiting this website, it is most likely because you have lost a pet recently, or you are about to lose one. You are going through one of the hardest moments of your life, and it’s understandably hard to cope with. You are probably asking yourself a lot of questions, and not getting any answers. The important fact to remember right now is that everything is going to be okay, and that you are going to get through this.
One of the questions you may be asking yourself is “Why does it hurt so much? It was just a pet.” The truth is, a pet is as much a part of your family as the rest of your family. Yes, your pet was an animal and not a human. Therefore, it is hard for others and yourself to understand the way the searing pain of loss is reaching your heart and affecting your life.
It is crucial to remind yourself that your pet was probably there for you many times when no one else was. Pets are the most forgiving creatures on the planet, and they are truly loyal to you. Your pet was a constant part of your life, day in and day out. Whether you or others want to admit it or not, your pet was a significant part of your life. Thus it will not be easy to get over, nor will you be able to get over it quickly.
The best thing you can do right now is accept these facts to be true. Repeat to yourself daily that it is okay to feel grief because you just lost an important member of your family. If others don’t understand your feelings, that’s not your concern. You don’t have to judge yourself based on their opinions. Remember, everything will be healed in due time.
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