We lost our miniature dachshund tonight. She got hit by a car. It was devastating to my family. Especially my kids. She was always do excitrd to see someone come home. Grunted like a little piggy and licked our faces all the while her tail wagging relentlessly. I'm really torn and will miss her tremendously.
So we had a mini-funeral, each one in the family said something to say goodbye. Then I got some.concrete from my shop and I made a headstone for her. Super sad day for our family.
Which got me to thinking. Isn't it crazy how close we bond with our pets? They literally become a family member. Its hard to explain. Not really like one of the kids, but not really like your spouse. Kind of a mixture between the two.
Call me crazy, but just like losing a family member, no other pet will be able to take Buttercup's place.