Has a friend ever told you that the loss of his dog caused more grief than the death of a close relative? Have you ever felt this yourself?
Society has conditioned us to be ashamed of such emotions, but research suggests that we are more than justified when we deeply mourn the loss of a furry friend.
When our first family dog, Spike, passed away, my father suffered terribly. He would come home from work and sit in his car, unable to face the door without our little poodle to greet him. He took long walks and visited online support groups for the loss of pets. He would wake up crying in the night. Read on to the following page: