But he was a dog.
It does not compare in any way, shape or form to losing a child. And those of you who think otherwise are simply wrong. If you don't have children you can't possibly understand. If you do have children and you are still making the comparison there is something really wrong.
I actually am in a position to speak on this subject because I have experienced both losses in a span of 5 months.
I loved Brisco. He was an excellent pet.
Maggie was my daughter.