As someone who has loved and lost non-human companions, I responded readily to the outpouring of interspecies devotion.
1. You made me me.
2. Some, like this one, vividly record the sheer pain of parting.
3. Tissues in hand, I wandered over gravestones that bore witness to interspecies lives lived together.
4. Because humans can really suck as friends.
5. Bianca’s only flaw.
6. My first friend.
7. I would like to volunteer my tears in sympathy.
8. Dear Mom, I miss you.