I don't mean to be morbid, but some pet talk on "General Non-Glocking" got me thinking about the pets I've had. My first pet was a terrier that we had when I was a little boy. It got hit by a car, and I was there. After that my parents got only cats. I've been around cats since then. A lot of cats that were my pets died, one in my arms. But it didn't seem to be as bad as the dog. Is that just because I was a kid? I now have two cats. I guess the point of this thread is to question whether it hurts more to lose a dog than cat.