Farewell by Bec Winnel
I’ve found that people are always dismissive about other human’s connections with their animals. More often than not I’ve heard the phrase, ‘Oh, get over it, it’s only a dog/cat’ uttered after one’s pet dies. But I think it must be those people who have never had pets - or at least not for a long time - who just don’t understand.
My dog is one of my best friends. Over the past sixteen years I have grown up with him, cuddled him, and laughed at his odd quirks. Although he can’t speak, we have a relationship on some level. Essentially, he’s just the mute, furry friend I never had!
So when he goes to ‘doggy heaven’, which I know will probably be soon, I am going to be très upset. And I don’t care who knows.