Comment on Coping with anniversaries and special days when a pet dies by Renae.
I came across this after some research to see if I’m just hormonal or emotionally traumatized after losing my beloved feline for 16 years. This month would be his 17th birthday and I found myself and my thoughts suddenly playing the memory and severe distress that I had suffered at his passing. My husky puppy caught my emotional distress and helped me calm down, but I’m glad this article showed I’m not alone. Thank you. I can’t go to my friends, due to lack therein, and my family.. not supportive in the slightest. Hajime is never a replacement, nor a tool. He is a member of my family and I’ll learn to move forward with him at my side.