That post makes me sad for some reason.
It makes you sad because you know it should be humorous but instead you detect the "truth" beneath the jest-LoL
It reminds me of my dog that died last year that basically lived for 75% of my entire lifespan...It was the most painful thing that ever happened in my life, it hurt more than some deaths in my family as bad as that sounds.
My dog, that actually was named Interceptor, was with me from age 8 to 24. That dog was with me through different residencies, addiction, recovery et cetera... and you know what? That freakin' animal loved me unconditionally whether I was up, down, broke, inebriated, sober or sick... And that is the thing about animals and pets (dogs especially) they love you back no matter what. I feel like humans would do well to take note.
In any event, naturally, I too was pretty freakin' devastated when she kicked the bucket. That same year my ex ran over my cat... I literally started crying often when I walked by the pet food area in my local grocery store that year.
I have not had another mammal since. It took me many moons to recover from those losses and just recently got the nerve to acquire my new pet fish (Repede). I have been having two "talks" with him every day (when I wake up and before I turn in) and its weird... I didn't think fish were that intelligent but he clearly recognizes my presence now and comes to edge of his bowl when I go to talk with him.