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I have an easier time replying to those type of things to people I barely know than to people that are close to me. I don't know why. I think part of it is I am afraid to upset them if they are having a good day in terms of mourning.

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Maybe they didn't get it???


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Not everyone deals with death in the same way. I know I can empathize with people when they have lost their pets because I have been through it myself. On the other hand, I wasn't very good at saying or doing the right thing when someone lost a spouse, parent or child because I had never been through that. Once I lost my mom, I found that I am a lot more empathetic and can say and do the right things when someone loses a family member.

I also had many people at work avoid me after my mom died. They didn't know what to say, and that was okay with me. I understood and accepted that.

I am very sorry for your loss. Eventually the pain will fade. Hopefully your new pup will help your heart heal.

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For what it's worth, I never assume email works. Too many times I find out the person never received the message.

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Thank you all for your replies. We have no doubt that the message was received since our names were removed from their routine follow-ups. The groomer would typically email me every two months or so and further, emailing was our typical means of communicating. The lack or any kind of acknowledgement was just very disappointing -- and mysterious -- to us. Also, we know they are still in business; we see their trucks and read reviews on the various rating sites.

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I'm sorry they were so insensitive.

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