Redditor Wonders If It's Wrong To Care More About Their Dead Dog Than Their Dad Who Has A Lung Issue With A Potential Heart Failure
When it comes to our animal companions, many of us share a deep affection and bond with them. For us, a pet is more than "just a dog" or "just a cat."
It's a beloved member of the family who enriches our lives with companionship, amusement, and pleasure. A pet can give your day structure, keep you active and social, help you deal with life's obstacles and challenges, and even give you a feeling of meaning or purpose.
Therefore, it is common to experience intense sorrow and loss following the death of a beloved pet. The pain of a loss frequently feels overpowering and can bring on a wide range of distressing and challenging feelings.
Although losing a pet is an inevitable part of pet ownership, there are healthy ways to deal with the pain and grief, and when the time is right, you might even be able to open your heart to another animal companion. Meet u/MaxAnimator, the OP in today's story, who lost their dog.
Looking at the OP's post, one can see that they were only focused on talking about the dead dog. Despite the title saying that the OP's dad was in the hospital due to a lung issue and a potential heart problem, the entire post was about the OP's dog.
It was full of regrets, as the OP didn't exactly know who to blame for the dog's death. Read the entire story as you scroll down.
Here is the OP asking if they're wrong for caring more about the dog's death than the dad's health
The OP said no one tried to revive the dog but still admitted that it would have been too late
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The OP considers someone so self centered that they call to talk about themselves than talk about the dog
You shouldn't ever feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal companion, even though some people might not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet. The degree of grief you feel will frequently depend on variables like your age and personality, the age of your pet, and the circumstances of their death, even though everyone reacts to loss differently.
Here are comments from redditors in response to the reddit story.
This Redditor made sure to point out that the OP didn't even talk about the father
This Redditor wants to really know what's going on because the whole thing just seems confusing
The OP's dad has a right to be more worried about himself than an already dead dog
Everyone is just saying what they understand. For this Redditor, the OP's mum must have been annoyed about the OP yelling
This OP wants to know why the OP didn't go and check on the dog personally
In general, the greater the emotional anguish you experience, the more important your pet was to you. The OP must really be in so much pain but then, the Reddit post was just all over the place so we can't really say this is where the problem is coming from.
Still, a verdict must be passed, and the OP was declared the AH. Do share this post if you're in agreement with the final verdict.