So, I'm sure most of us have dealt with a pet dying at some point in our lives. I've dealt with several. However, most of those pets were my childhood pets, and it is normal for children to get really upset about their pets dying. I'm 20, and I have a job now, and I'm just wondering if there is a general consensus regarding calling out from work if your pet dies? I know in some people's eyes, it's not the same as a family member dying, but I've raised most of my pets since they were very small, and I've gotten really close to them. The reason I ask is because one cat of mine is starting to get very old, and although she's healthy now, it's only a matter of time before things start to go downhill. I honestly don't think I would be able to function the day that it finally happens, and I'm just wondering if it's considered acceptable to call out from work that day? I mean, I guess it varies from place to place, and my management team is pretty relaxed and understandable regarding most things, so I'd like to think that it would be a non-issue. I'm just looking for some opinions.