If you’ve ever had a pet, you know that they’re so much more than just fun and games. Pets become a family member as soon as they step into our home, and we can’t imagine our life without them. They bring joy and happiness into our lives, and you can bet that we bring joy to theirs. Pets are the perfect company – they’re happy when you get home and love you with all their heart. They don’t understand compromise – when a dog loves, it loves you to death.
As you can imagine, owners are the most important person in a pet’s life. Of course, this goes both ways. Losing a pet is something we won’t accept – we consider them immortal. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. They’re living creatures which must go at some point, no matter how much it hurts. And, it hurts like hell.
Many people underestimate the loss of a loved pet and disregard it. Some will tell you to grow up, not knowing how hard it can hit us. It’s more than just emotional pain – it’s a deep, unsettling pain that may be the hardest pain you’ve ever experienced. The Psychology Department at the University of New Mexico recently did a study on pet owners who lost their beloved cat or dog. The study aimed to see how big of a loss that was in their lives and how painful it was as well. Needless to say, it was a living hell that stuck for a while.
Another study, this time from Hawaii, showed that losing a pet hurts for longer than losing a loved one. That’s how big of an impact cats and doggos have on our lives. Owners are deeply connected to their pets, and seeing them go is just something they’re not ready to accept. Unfortunately, that’s a reality we must accept until science finds a way to make them immortal. We really hope that day comes soon.