As humans we accept the fact that we are not perfect, but it is an inherent human disposition to try to blame others or rationalize our mistakes:
My dog and fish died last week, I’m crushed.
First of all, let me say I am so sorry, I know how much a pet means to someone. I personally have 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 7 kids! Unfortunately, the world doesn’t stop turning when someone (or something) you love passes away. Sometimes sympathy and empathy are abused, incases like this!