My 'aunt's friend had a kitten that died the other day. And on Facebook, my (child-less) aunt responded that she was sorry and that it really WAS like losing a child. I was offended. First of all, I've lost pets who died before. I've had one pet MURDERED before. While I still am sad to think about it, I am fine. My DD almost choked on a french fry when she was about 1 and a half and the ambulance was called, ect. Still to this day, I think about what would have happened if she really choked to DEATH - I CRY. Just thinking about the possibility. It's NOT the same. People don't mourn their pets the rest of their lives. People don't stay in bed for weeks, years and have to start taking medication if their pets die. It's NOT the same. I'm tired of hearing that losing a pet is like losing a child.
Has anyone else ever heard that and how does it make you feel?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:54 AM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Pets
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 3:02 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
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Answer by 2-1CavWife at 3:25 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
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Answer by 2-1CavWife at 3:34 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 3:36 AM on Jun. 23, 2009
Sophia is . . . her chihuahua.
Luckily, my husband somehow had the foresight to the inevitability of my rage, called her and said, " I think that it is pretty shitty that you would compare your dog to my daughter."
So long story short. I should have been writing this post a couple of weeks ago, lol. So I do get it.
Answer by 2-1CavWife at 3:47 AM on Jun. 23, 2009