Yesterday, I lost a cat I had at my parents’ house.
He was such a friendly boy, always charming and loved by everyone around him.
My parents doted on him as if he were their own child.
So now I am really, really sorry.
Moreover, we lost a dog that had been kept at my parents’ house about six months ago.
Within six months, two pets in a row both disappeared.
I miss them too, and my parents must miss them even more.
Pets, unlike humans, give us nothing but positives without rebellion or complicated troubles, so losing them is really sad and lonely.
It is true that the death of a pet is really sad.
But I am not suffering from pet loss after all.
There was no continuous state of crying all the time and not feeling like doing anything.
Rather, it seems that my parents are very sad because their pet is gone from their home, and it’s much harder for me to think about that.
So, I would like to share my thoughts on why I am able to overcome the sadness of the pet’s death and move forward with my life again.
I hope this will be of some help to those who are suffering from the pain caused by the death of a pet.
Sadness means you had that much fun
When a pet dies, it is so, so sad.
Sad, loving, and lonely, the tears just flow out one after another.
The thought of no longer being able to touch them makes me sad and heavy inside, and it’s really hard.
But when I think about it, the fact that you are so sad is the flip side of the fact that you have enjoyed the past so much, so much.
For example, if you heard somewhere that your neighbor’s dog had died, it is unlikely that you would cry as if your own pet had died.
This is because there are no special memories between you and your neighbor’s dog.
But the fact that you are so sad when your own pet dies is evidence that your pet has given you many positive emotions and that you have many happy and irreplaceable memories of them.
You are deeply sad because you have so many happy, sparkling, and special memories.
So, if you have many such precious memories, I don’t think there is any need for you to be sad all the time.
Rather, you should be proud of the fact that you were able to build a relationship so deep that it brought tears to your eyes, and that you were able to create so many loving memories.
If you are not sad when your pet dies, it means that you don’t have a very good relationship with your pet and don’t have many good memories.
In this light, I think you can affirm your life with all your heart that you have many precious memories with your pets.
In the first place, your pet should not have come to you to leave you with unhealed grief.
If your pet had a lot of fun with you, made a lot of happy memories, and left this world happily, your pet is probably very happy to be your pet in heaven right now.
The unshakable proof of that is your tears now.
If you are sad, it means that you had such a good time.
So I don’t think there is any need for you to continue to be sad.
I think you can live your life from now on with your chest out.
I think your pet is probably smiling and deeply satisfied beyond the sky.
Pets live on in your heart forever
When a pet dies, is it really “dead”?
It is true that pets do not move anymore.
But when you close your eyes, you can easily picture your pet as it was when it was alive, can’t you?
You should be able to recall vivid memories of the fun you had with your pet.
In other words, your pet is indeed already physically dead, but in your mind, the pet will live on forever.
There is a Pixar movie that I love called “Coco”.
In that movie, it is mentioned that people die twice.
The first death is when the heart stops beating, which is physical death.
The second death is when the person’s existence is forgotten by everyone, which is spiritual death.
Thus, there are two stages of death, and I believe the same can be said for the death of a pet.
Even if your pet is dead and no longer moves, the pet will always live on in your mind, and as long as you can remember its gestures, expressions, and memories of playing with them, it is not completely dead and gone.
I think it can be said that spiritual death is the true death and that your pet continues to live on in your heart.
And everyone can see their pets in their hearts at any time and at any place, which may ease the loneliness a little.
Your pet is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge
There is a poem called “Rainbow Bridge” that has been read by pet loss sufferers all over the world.
It is said that when a pet dies, it goes to a place called the Rainbow Bridge, a little before heaven, and lives there in peace and relaxation.
When the owner of the pet dies, the owner stops by the rainbow bridge before going to heaven, rejoices in the reunion with the pet, and then crosses the rainbow bridge to heaven together.
In this way, I believe that our current separation from our pets is temporary, and that we will be able to meet them again someday.
So, looking forward to that day, I believe that we should enjoy the present world to the fullest for the souvenir story when we next meet our pets again.
Because it would spoil the atmosphere if we have a sad face when we meet our pets again.
Until the day we cross the rainbow bridge together with our pets, it’s time to say goodbye for a little while.
I think now is just a time to say goodbye.
If you’re sad and lonely, get a new pet
If your beloved pet has died and you are still feeling sad and lonely, one valid option is to consider welcoming a new family member.
According to one survey, the number one event that helped people who lost a pet heal from their grief was “welcoming a new pet.
But it seems that a certain number of people hesitate to adopt a new pet because they feel that it would be disrespectful to the deceased pet to get a new one, or because they compare it to their previous pet and are not sure if they can give it the proper amount of love.
I can certainly understand such feelings, but if you are still having a hard time over the sadness of the loss, I think it would be a good idea to visit a pet store.
I think it is better to make happy memories with your new pet and live a positive life than to live with the pain you are going through.
I am sure that the deceased pet would have wanted its master to live a happy life.
The death of a pet is really very sad.
But living things die someday, so this is something that can no longer be helped.
However, there is no need to deny things or be negative just because your pet died.
The fact that you are so sad is the flip side of the fact that the time you spent with your pet was wonderful and irreplaceable.
So please don’t let your past with your pet and your future be colored with sadness.
If you are such a changed master, I don’t think your pet will notice you when you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge.
I hope that you will live your life looking forward, proud of your pet, who gave you many precious and irreplaceable memories, and of yourself, who made your pet happy.
I have also learned something new through the death of my own pet.
That is the preciousness of life and the wonder of being alive.
There is an amazing difference between a pet being alive and not being alive.
But the difference is just that: whether or not the creature has life in it.
Despite this, we feel so much joy when our pets are alive, and so much sadness when they die.
Once again, I realized how precious life is.
Seeing the pet no longer moving, I learned again how wonderful it is that it has life in it and that we are already wonderful enough just to be alive.
I also wrote an article about what I learned and felt when my dog died six months ago, so I don’t know if it will make you feel better, but I hope you will read it as well.
So, if what I have written so far can ease the feelings of those who have lost their pets, I will be happy.
Pets are great.
Life is precious.
I’ve been thinking lately that I want to get a golden retriever.
I live in a place where pets are not allowed, so I can’t have one right now, but maybe someday.