Social Dilemma-Should You Be Able to Use Bereavement Time if Your Pet Dies?

Today's social dilemma came from a friend of mine.  Sadly her dog, who was 17 years old, passed away recently.  She wanted to take a few days off to mourn, and I completely understand that.  Losing your furry friend is like losing a member of the family.  I mean they are a member of the family.  The problem came when she wanted to use her Bereavement time.  Now, when one of my babies passed away a few years ago, I took a personal day, but my friend thinks she should be able to take Bereavement time because her dog WAS a member of her immediate family.  As much as I agree that pets are part of the family, I still think this is a personal time issue and not Bereavement Time.  Her boss feels like I do, and now she's battling her company.  What do you think?  Should you be able to use bereavement time when your pet passes.  Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.  

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