Death & Dying in Pet Society


Recently, a friend who doesn’t play Pet Society asked, “Can your pet die?”

Whoa. I was stumped. The question was disturbing—and deep. Death in Pet Society was something that I hadn’t thought about. What would death mean in Pet Society? What would it look like? How would it happen? Or is Pet Society, as another blogger said, “too cute an environment for death”?

Studies have shown that people who have a good group of friends tend to live longer. So it is true in Pet Society. No matter how sick a pet becomes, friends who come to visit can always give some food and a soap scrub to raise the health and hygiene levels. But a few pets in my network, such as Santa Huang, just don’t seem to want to live any more.

santalivesSanta Huang, if you remember, was the high-rolling pet from Thailand who gave me golden poo as a gift. He wore a festive headdress and was always ready to party.

Sadly, for the past several months, Santa Huang hasn’t stepped out of his house to go shopping or visit friends. When I went to see him to cheer him up, he showed me his future grave.

Perhaps it’s time to breathe deep, accept the inevitable, and let go…


11 Responses to “Death & Dying in Pet Society”

  1. 1 polidiseno August 22, 2009 at 4:25 am

    lol this is just to die for!

  2. 2 MewxRetasu August 22, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    What a depressing post D: Seeing Santa Huang pointing at his garden grave, flies buzzing around him already… i-i… *bursts into tears* IT’S TOO MUCH!


  3. 3 joss August 23, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    you know when you die they put you in your best cloths look hes in his tux and on life-support he also starting to have flys around him this is the saddest thing i ever seen he going to end up like this

  4. 5 Linda August 25, 2009 at 9:06 am

    poor pet! i know it’s just pixel but i can never neglect a pet like that.

  5. 6 Jacel September 1, 2009 at 12:07 am

    When the gardens were first introduced, Scoop and Tizzy fell asleep in the empty front yard. Seeing them lying on the ground next to the dirt holes looked a lot like a Matthew Brady photo of the dead soldiers on the broken earth of a Civil War battlefield.

  6. 7 Floppypet September 13, 2009 at 11:47 am

    This is so sad! i couldnt neglect a pet like that either Linda

  7. 10 mommylisa (@mommylisa) October 4, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Just today I went to visit a friends pet – they never really played, just got a pet and it is “floating” like a ghost. I can’t wash it or get it to eat.

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