On the loss of your pet

I work in an animal hospital, and the hardest times are when clients need to euthanize their pets. I’ve been in the industry for almost 10 years and it never gets any easier. Sometimes, people aren’t as sympathetic toward the loss of a pet. “It’s just a dog (or cat, or guinea pig)!” For my clients, I know it’s like losing a child and condolences are appropriate on those instances, too. Here's a letter about one such loss.
Dear Emily,

It is always difficult to say good-bye to our best friends. My heart goes out to you and your family with the loss of your sweet Cream.

Pets can teach us so much about life. They love unconditionally and they live in the moment. I hope that you can look back with fondness on the memories that you and Cream created together.

I know that there is a void in your heart. Please know that you’re in my thoughts. May time bring you peace, comfort and healing.

With sympathy,

Lanard's Comments - you're right, pets become family members when their owners love and take care of them as they should. Thanks for sharing a wonderful expression of sympathy and condolence.

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