Have you ever lost a beloved pet?
If so, what helped you through the grieving period?
My flat mate has just lost her Havanese of 14 years to a heart bleed and she is devastated. The dog has been in her family since she was 10 years of age and she was very attached to him. He lived back home with her family and it just so happened that he passed away on her father’s and younger twin siblings’ birthday (the three of them share the same birthday). I think she’s even more devastated because he was fine, without any major health conditions, and so his death was very sudden and unexpected, despite his age. I’ve never had a pet but I do know that some people are very attached to theirs, so I’m not really sure what to do to make her feel better. I’ve let her talk about him as much as she wants/needs to and I’m genuinely enjoying the stories about her Stanley (he was a fascinating pet), but I can’t help but wish there was something more I could do to cheer her up. I’m just afraid of doing something that’ll seem insensitive and/or pretentious because I have no idea what it’s like to lose a pet… Any suggestions, my fellow Jellies?