Why do we love our pets? What would it feel like to lose our pet? There are more reasons than we can list in one article, but that’s something that only pet owners can truly understand.
There are no words to describe the joy pets bring to our lives. The way they patiently wait for us to play with them, the way they welcome us at the door every day we return from work or school, the way they do all these funny tricks and pranks that make us laugh, and the way they love us unconditionally. That’s something you can just feel.
They are the most loyal friends we can ever have, offering us their company when we’re sad or lonely, when we need hug or comfort, or when we just need someone to share our happiness with. They are always here – in good times and bad times to remind us that we’re not alone.
That’s why losing a pet is one of the hardest things we can experience in life. Saying goodbye to our pets is always a painful and traumatic experience. It’s actually saying goodbye to our best friend.
Unfortunately, many people underestimate the pain of losing a pet. For that reason, researchers analyzed the extent of pain pet owners feel after losing their little friend.
The research was conducted at the Department of Psychology at the UNM (University of New Mexico.) A number of pet owners were asked about their feelings after losing their pet. All of them said they had one of the deepest and most intense pains in their lives.
Another group of researchers from Hawaii believes that the pain after a loss of a pet usually lasts longer than the pain people feel when they lose a relative or friend. Still, this is something a lot of people say they can’t compare. One thing is certain; a lot of pet owners feel as if they had lost their soul mate when they lost their pet. All we can do is remember them for the rest of our lives.