Hi Pattie, I am so sorry for the insensitivity of your "friend." I am sure they wouldn't say that to someone who lost a child. Our pets are our children and our grief is very intense and severe. I am sorry that you are having a bad day. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. If it helps you to post some memories of Sadie, please do. I love to read stories of our furbabies. Sometimes we just need someone to listen...someone who understands. I feel bad for your friend that they have never had a pet they loved unconditionally or have that pet love them.
Praying for you as you grieve the loss of Sadie. She was your baby and you couldn't have loved her more. Each of us grieve in our own way and time. Don't let anyone belittle your feelings. They are not walking in your shoes and evidently have no idea. Just know that we are here for you.
Blessings and hugs.
Helen/Southwestern PA Joined SP 9/23/2007
Co-leader of The Rainbow Bridge--Grieving the Loss of a Pet Spark Team
"Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible."
~Mary McLeod Bethune
"If you planted hope in a heart today in any hopeless heart, If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, If tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray, Then your day was well spent.