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SarahNorwood Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
it's okay. pets can be loved just as much.. I don't see why most people think differently.. :l I mean family doesn't necessarily have to be blood-related anyway, right? so yeah.
emilyanne125 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
pets touch our hearts. my rat just passed away and i miss him everyday.
TheInkheart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of me and my German Shepherd dog Riley! :heart:
PaperJamDipper Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
my dog and my parrot are that to me *u*
STUFF-incorperated Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My cat just died last week...
shizaya1365 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student Artist
my dogs my little brother I cant live without him
LittleZoefje Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Writer
I'm so sorry for your loss :(. People who say you shouldn't miss your pet are morons, he was a big part of your life and probably of your family. So you have every right to miss him.

Also, I'd like you to know that I tell my dogs everything as well :).
HetalianElemeno Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Our pets are our family, you have every reason to miss them when they're gone! They know when you're sad or angry and know when you need support or a laugh and they're always there with you. Anyone who says it's stupid to miss an animal is cruel.
MischaMalice Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student General Artist
:..( I know how you feel... an animal can sometimes be the best friend in the world and when you lose that it hurts more than losing an acctual person
Sound-of-Heaven Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should never feel bad about missing a pet. They're as much a part of the family as anyone else and they love us even more unconditionally. My dog Sasha used to cuddle with me when I got home from school and listen while I talked to her, and she would bark when she noticed something in the house that didn't seem to belong or when someone was at the door. She was always looking out for us and I felt much better when I had to be home alone knowing she was around. She died 3 years ago and my whole family misses her terribly. We have her ashes in a box with a plaque on it in my parents' room with her photo and a few labrador figurines around it, and every now and then we reminisce about her and the great times we had with her. Just today I was looking at pictures of her and me and I wanted to cry. :tears: I may get another dog someday, but Sasha will always be the most special to me. So the point of my rant is that it's perfectly natural to miss your pet and I and tons of other people can relate to your feelings. :hug:
MockingJay1256 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :') I feel the same way about my dog that died in march 2012. we but her down, after adopting her 5 years before... I tear up every time I think about her... :'(
CarleySap Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel exactly the same way about my cat, who I found in our backyard before I was 1. I probably miss him way more than I should.
AirGirl13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Writer
My dog died last year. He was older than me, and I knew him all my life. I still cry when I remember him, because it was my fault that he's gone.
CherrySix Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is exactly how I felt when my dog died a few years back...
windinmysails Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
Why shouldn't you miss him? Whoever says an animal isn't important has never truly loved an animal - and because they don't want to feel bad about it, they don't want to feel abnormal, they turn it around and say that you're the weird one. Why shouldn't you miss a family member just because he wasn't a human? :heart:
PersonDev Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
When I had these plants, I used to whisper things to them. But then they died, too. After a while, though, it was okay. So just wait, it's okay to miss him until then.
Avangelina Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I bet he/she did understand. Somewhere deep inside.
JadeKrystal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
No such thing as "just" an animal.
Shadowunter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I know what you mean ._.
Hortensie-Stone Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's never just an animal.
Dreaming-is-Freedom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
of course you should miss him, animals make the best friends :hug:
ImNotFuckingKidding Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I think animals are actually much nicer than people.
Sogri Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm going through the process of bawling my eyes out because i have no idea were my cat is.
its totally valid to miss and love a companion.
there's nothing wrong with missing him/her.
RougeCerberus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fuck, im tearing up now :(
elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your feelings are very, very valid. Our animals hold a part of us, and they give us everything we give them and more.

I lost a pet last year, and I still cry to this day. Grief is grief, no matter the recipient. And though our animal friends pass away, the pawprints they leave on our hearts never fade. :heart:
writeriest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Hugs, we're all here for you, Lost my kitty in Sept last year and everyday I miss being able to pour my heart out and not be judged, and just be listened to (with maybe a meow for response). I promise that it will heal in time. xx
Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences... I know how this feels. Pets or any animals at all can often become best friends... One of my closest friend's lost her Rabbit 2 years ago, and she couldn't tell anyone because it upset her too much. When she finally told me, I understood what she meant- her Rabbit and her had gone through so much together, they'd grown up together. Her best friend actually was her pet...
Just keep hanging in there. Maybe try giving the animal a burial- it helps to settle the pain- and remember them not as an animal or pet, but as a friend.
MicheruShinearo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry about your loss, whether it be by death or giving away, of your pet.
No matter what kind of animal it was, it's not wrong or weird to miss them when they're gone. They may not understand a word we say, but they're still our friends and family and they do love you too.
If it makes you feel any better, I still miss my first dog and it's been around 14 years. I miss our litter of kittens we adopted out because the owners put them down or out. I miss one of the cats we recently got rid of despite our love-hate relationship.
Honeypossum025 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of my favourite secrets. My cat is the only one of my friends who REALLY listens to me, even if he can't understand me :)
Apidae12 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I can totally relate...
Tamani13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should definitely miss him. Humans are 'just animals' too, you know. A bond is a bond, even if it's not between two people, but a person and an animal. I know my cat is always happy to see me and would miss me if I went away. There's no reason why we shouldn't miss them too when we lose them.
Kureji-Mosu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know how you feel. I've had (One is still alive) 5 dogs in my life and they were probably the best friends I ever had/have. :tighthug:
artimiss1238 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i know how u feel :iconsadhugplz:
Becksibee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I get it. I had a rabbit once, and I had him from the age of 8 to 16. When I was sad or upset I used to get him out the cage and hug him, tell him all my problems and cry. He was my best friend ndont even now, 11 years later and I still miss him. He was my best friend. This sums up my feelings about my pet. Leave it a couple of months and get another, it sounds like you have a lot of love to give and it would be a shame to waste that, I wish I had. *Big Huggles* X
ExcaliburTheGreat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
This is how I feel with my dog,he's still alive though.
PATluvme Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
On the 6th, 2 years ago, we lost our dog. :/ He was amazing. I defiantly feel for you. Just hang in there, it gets better <3
FizzPuff Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daw :( I know how you feel. I miss my pet rat so much. She wasn't just a pet, she was a friend.
Chaoschild23 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can totally relate. My dad left me and my mom when I was little and we had this big, macho cat named Griffen. I always felt like Griffen was more of a father than any human could be. That cat helped raise me and now he's gone. I always feel like he's still watching over me and giving me disapproving looks as a ghost. It's okay to miss an animal. After all, if you made enough of a connection to miss them, they are worth the pain of missing them. And I'm sure that they'll always still be in your heart. No matter what.
Hi-Hikari-Byouga Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's perfectly normal! My dog is also my best friend when I feel sad!
GunniLoveAnime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist
You should miss him... Animals are family too.

To me, they're more than just family. They stays closer and always listens. They become a part of your life...
RIP Nusse : or my big sister as I like to call her :,(
brendam Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This just made me tear up........I can totally relate. My cat has been gone for 15 years now and I miss him terribly. You are allowed to miss any animal that meant anything to you. It's natural.
jlucydaisuke Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's perfectly normal to miss an animal. I have a dog I feel the same way about we put down six years ago, and it feels like just yesterday I was hugging him around the neck on the floor and whispering to him. I've made it known that he was probably one of the greatest loves of my life, and when we put him down, I lost one of my best friends. Actually... Tearing up talking about him, still. >.<; I'm so sorry for your loss.... It gets a little easier, over time, but please don't think it's silly to miss an animal this much. We can form strong bonds an connections with them, some times there's just a special "click" and they transcend from pet to friend. So... You're not being silly. You're just mourning a friend. And... That's all right to do. And if you look here, at this comment, and the ones before it, there are lots of people to support you during this difficult time.
leeleewolfisaduck Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I tear up even thinking about my cat dying. You're allowed to miss him. :huggle:
Percabeth-is-4ever Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Panda-o3o Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ChloeRhiannonX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I dread the day I no longer have my cat to confide in. There is no one else out there who will...
shinedust Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Why do you think you shouldn't miss him? They were a serious part of your life, a companion, and you obviously loved them...and you know they loved you. Don't let other people tell you it's wrong to miss a pet, no matter what kind it was, some people just don't understand the bond between pets and humans sometimes. My dogs had to be put to sleep over four years ago, I still mourn them. They still have a place on the alter during The Day of The Dead as well, they are remembered on their birthday, and they are remembered on the day of their's therapeutic for humans to mourn.

Don't get me wrong, it shouldn't be an all encompassing part of your life now, but it'll take time to 'move on,' just don't let someone else (or even your own thoughts on death) hold you back from going through the grief process. :hug:
veddabredda Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Luckmann Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Animals are so much better than most humans in so many ways. You are right to miss him. I'm sorry for your loss.

I know it sounds very callous, but you should get a new one. It will not care if you miss the old one. It will also listen when you talk about it. You'll be surprised how many loves a single heart can hold.
snapshotstalker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Photographer
Humans are animals, were just very advanced compared to others, but that doesn't mean it's wrong to miss them! I cried for days when pet died. I still miss her even if it's been many years. Although it gets better with time.

They can be a big part of a person's life and it's not hard to form a close relationship with them. Sometimes they can be even more loyal or loving than humans so its not uncommon to treat them as good friends. Not everyone can understand such a bond, although i pity them, for it's quite a lovely thing.

I'm sorry for your loss
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