DEAR DOCTOR K: My beloved dog passed away a few months ago after years of loving companionship. My friends think I should be over his death by now. Are they right?
DEAR READER: There's a reason dogs are called man's (and woman's) best friend: They offer unparalleled companionship and unconditional love. Especially unconditional love. That love is encapsulated in the wonderful prayer: "Lord, help me to become the person that my dog thinks I am." For most dog owners, a dog is a cherished member of the family.