Some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, and you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend.
- Ten Tips on Coping with Pet Loss @ The Pet Loss Support Page
Excerpt: People who don’t understand the pet/owner bond may not understand your pain. All that matters, however, is how you feel. Don’t let others dictate your feelings: They are valid, and may be extremely painful. But remember, you are not alone: Thousands of pet owners have gone through the same feelings. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s silly, crazy, or overly sentimental to grieve!