Just remember that you loved Scooter and when you lose a loved one, you grieve. I think people do not give themselves permission to grieve for animals. You get told "It's just a dog" and you end up feeling strange because it impacts you emotionally. But your grief shows respect for Scooter and her place in your life. It would be far sadder to die and have no one grieve.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
A friend of mine shared the following thinking with me, and I asked her permission to further share it. I thought it was really touching and insightful: