How is it that you can grieve more over the loss of a dog more than some humans I know ?
Because the love of an animal (dog, cat, horse, whatever) is so much more direct. There's none of the games, the disappointments, the anxieties that come with loving another human being. Even the greatest of those loves -- parent and child, husband and wife -- can often involve a lot of pain. It doesn't make that love any less valid, just more difficult. It's human nature. Animals are easier to love. And since I think most people want to give love and have it be accepted, the relationships we form with animals can be incredibly fulfilling.
Wow, that says it all right there. Thanks !