Dear Granny Knight,
My dog recently died, and my parents want to get another one. I feel like that would be like replacing him, so I don’t want to, but I don’t know how to tell my mom and dad. I feel like I can’t tell them because they will get mad at me.
Dear Dogless Dilemma,
You should definitely tell your parents because if you’re not ready, then you should be given the option to wait. I know it’s hard to lose a pet, or rather, a member of your family, but in the end they are always with you and are a part of who you are now. So, I can promise you that you don’t need to worry about thinking you have replaced him.