“A true friend leaves paw prints on your heart.”
Dogs share our lives in a way that most other animals can’t, Dogs are outgoing and they love human companionship. Whose ego would not be gratified at the sight of a happy dog who can’t wait to greet us at the end of a hard day? Your dog waits for you at the doorstep, face smiling, mouth open and tail wagging, ready to welcome you, his best friend in the world. Dogs affect our daily life in ways that few of our friends or family members do. So losing a dog is emotionally devastating like we are losing a family member or close friend.
Dogs have proven themselves time and again to be loyal, kind, understanding, and have an indomitable spirit. They are able to greet us happily after what may have been the worst day of our lives. They are at our sides when we are sick, sad, and isolated. They love us even when we are bad-tempered, rude, or downright mean. Dogs are the ones who seem to understand us on a level even we cannot fathom. So it’s hard to believe and bare the pain when we lose our companion.
According to leading experts, the death of a dog can hurt as much as the loss of a close relative or friend.
Most people who love dogs and who has a dog would say that they have a strong connection with their dogs. The dog is the constant companion who always by their sides. According to science, it says that the connection we form with our brains towards a dog is similar to the connection we make with a person. Therefore, it has a strong bond between a dog and a human.
Having a pet is not an easy task, but at the same time, it is rewarding. It makes us extremely happy after we care and love them. We get to spend time with them more often. So when our dog passes away, spontaneously the daily routine will break and we can’t expect their existence in our life anymore. This is can be too much pain for certain people.
Dog owners spend so many years caring for their companions. They feed them, take them for walks, play with them, wash them and cuddle them. So these people feel they are responsible for their dogs. Therefore, they feel extreme guilt when their beloved pets die.
Even though the pets are gone, they will always in our hearts. We would have had some wonderful memories with our companion. What we can do is that keep those thoughts close to us. When we feel like missing them, have a look at some old photographs and make ourselves comfortable.
If you feel lonely without your dog, its only you who would understand that pain and feeling, no one else. It doesn’t matter if other people cannot understand your pain. It may be very hard for you now, but you also need to understand that your dog had a very happy life with you which was full of love.
Share your thoughts and feelings if you have lost your pet.
I am a Business Management graduate from the University Of Staffordshire (UK) and a qualified personnel officer who completed the National Diploma of Training and Human Resource development at Institute of Personnel Management (Sri-Lanka).
Apart from my professional career in the field of HRM, I am also a freelance writer of web and business contents.