I heard about 2 weeks ago that our family dog has cancer.
I heard about 2 weeks ago that our family dog has cancer. Lymphoma. She is only 4 years old. And although I moved out of the house 2 years ago I love and miss her very much. I flew home from overseas to see her immediately. The vet suggested chemo and it is making her feel better, but he said it's just a matter of time really. It feels like I am grieving a family member and like no one really understands how I feel.
I also told my therapist about it the day after I found out but her reaction was very stoic and she mentioned that she's never had dogs, so I don't think she understands and she kind of made me feel Like I am overreacting.