The connection between our animals and us can be an incredibly strong and tenacious tether. When we lose a good friend — who just happens to be a pet — we begin a grieving process that can, at times, feel painful and never-ending.
What about the other side of the grieving dyad? Do our animal friends miss us when we die? As I was pondering that question, I happened upon this image someone posted on Facebook: A dog despondent in sorrow and collapsed on what appears to be the fresh grave of his human friend. It’s a touching image that speaks to the deep connection we share with our animal comrades.