Facing the Loss of a Pet

I recently saw a t-shirt that read, “Yes, my dogs are my children” and thought, “That is totally me!” My four-legged child, Hamish, came into my life as a puppy 11 years ago. He weighed in at 2.6 lbs., and easily fit into my cupped hands. At 11, he is now 16.5 lbs. of personality,…