Awww Susan, Bruno is totally DOGORABLE !! Awwwww ! Yes, I HATE it when a pet passes away. It hurts just as bad as a human. I always get another one that day if I can. It does NOT lessen my pain, but the new one is a kinda of distraction,,,,, and over time the hurt becomes less. I figure the one I lost would want me to rescue another homeless,, scared cat who's stuck in a cage as 3 of mine had been.