Valid point. It is hard losing a pet. Incredibly hard.
Why is it that people get so attached to animals especially dogs? They seem to become one of the family. Then most of the time they only live 12-16 years and then when they die, we mourn them almost like we lost one of the family. We have lost one of our best friends, then we go out and do it all over again. So I don’t know the reason for the attachment, perhaps you do?