To lose a pet always comes with anguish.
You wake up everyday and there they are.
It becomes so much like breathing
you can’t imagine them not ever being there.
They ask so little of us
food, water, love and affection,
yet always they give it back tenfold.
We get so used to them being around that it
might be easy to take them for granted. But,
we don’t for long, if at all, because we love them
I think for most of us losing a pet
is our first encounter with the loss
of a loved one and it stays with us,
and that’s because they become family,