by Brian, ADN Feb 20, '14
(Updated: Jan 16, '16)
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Being away for school can be sad for both the pet and the owner. Is this you? How are you handling it? How is your pet handling it? For those who have gone through this, do you have an tips? We are all pet lovers please share your experience.
I think what was the hardest was losing a pet during the end of the first quarter and having all the "this is the reality of death" lectures come our way. I am thinking about getting another pet but I cannot really see it being feasible at the moment -- I am a little too busy to take care of a puppy but my partner will be here so it's still a viable option. I keep trying to convince myself that it will be a good way to structure some "outside" time since I'll have a good excuse to put the books down and walk the pup.
My little weasel stays in my mom's room until I come home, then he barks to be let out, runs to me to see if I have treats, gives me a look after seeing I have none as if to say "What took you so long that you didn't even bring treats?", then runs back to mom's room while I dive into bed dreaming of oblivion. This is a daily ritual until next May...