I lost my son Seanna to miscarriage on Feb 19 (too many chromosomes) I am devastated, & recently a counselor tried to make me feel better by telling me she knew how I felt because she had a dog that she cherished & loved & it died. A DOG!? I have been fighting infertility for 7 years, lost a precious pregnancy & she thinks losing a dog can compare to losing my baby?! While I love my pets dearly & yes refer to my rooster as my son, it still shocked me to hear that. Its still quite hard to deal with. I'm so upset. I understand that the American way of dealing with death is usually to deny it, or try to minimize it. I couldn't speak when Jan told me that about the dog. Nobody knows what it is like to lose a baby unless they've been there. Sorry but a dog doesn't count. Tjhis is the 4th time I have failed at motherhood.