A pet is not just a pet. A pet is a family member. That is exactly what Anders has been to a co-worker of mine.
Anders was added to their family when he was just a kitten. Sadly he passed away this past weekend. My coworker is devastated by this loss and was somewhat embarrassed that she was crying about it.
We have funerals for people, but many times when a beloved pet passes it’s just swept under the rug and people grieve in private. Well I wanted to honor Anders because his life is worthy to be recognized. After-all he was a part of someone’s family for 15 years.
People should not have to feel like they have to hide or justify their pain. The grief and pain of losing a pet is real!
Anders was very loved and will be greatly, greatly missed. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.
My four legged friend of fur & paws
From whom I had to part
My loyal, kind, and loving friend left
Paw prints on my heart