We had one of those moments with our dog that made us laugh and go uh oh at the same time. My daughter is 17 months old and in love with the dog. They have become best friends with my daughter looking for her every time she gets up from bed or a nap. The other day my wife text me that my daughter straddled the dog and said "horse."
Pets make you laugh, cry, yell, shake you head, but in the end make your life better. The mourning is tough, but the memories they provide you last a lifetime.