But now he's gone. He died last month just weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer. She's lost. She comes to me for attention which I give her but you can see she is not "satisfied" somehow. She wants the person she adored. You can see sadness in her eyes. She can't understand his absence.
I can understand when a person dies. She cannot. There is no way I can tell her. No way to make her understand that he is gone forever. He is never coming back. She, like myself, will have to learn to do without him as I will have to do - if I can.
Animals can grieve.
I have seen this before. If only I can make her understand.
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