nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it,, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
It may be that the most profound benefit of having a pet
is that we come to understand better
the experience of death,
lose some of our fear of it in the process …
Death, our pets teach us, is necessary for new life to appear,
both for our pets and eventually, for us too.
— Martin Goldstein, DVM, in
The Nature of Animal Healing