I'm so sorry for your loss. What an appalling thing to do as a joke at your expense. There are too many ignoramuses out there. I'm sorry you had to experience that behavior. After 3 weeks, my own husband told me I should "be over it" and this was after my dog died tragically on Christmas Eve. I love my husband, but that was when I realized he lacks empathy and sensitivity. So, we can also be married to people like your co-worker. Like the saying goes, "consider the source." Don't take it personally. I'm so sorry. No one here will ever minimize your loss. Your Logan was so handsome and he meant the world to you, as our pets usually do for all of us. I still grieve for my little one whose life was taken too soon from him. Not from me. From him. He deserved to live his unselfish happy life.
Ignore fools and idiots. I'm hoping this poem will give you a little lift.
Dedicated to you.
~ Parker's Mom
He Was Just My Dog
By Unknown Author
He was my other eyes that could see above the clouds;
my other ears that heard above the winds.
He was the part of me that could reach out into the sea.
He had told me a thousand times over that I was his reason for being;
by the way he rested against my leg;
by the way he wagged his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he showed he hurt when I left without taking him along
(I think it made him sick with worry because he was not along to care for me).
When I was wrong, he was delighted to forgive.
When I was angry, he clowned to make me smile.
When I was happy, he was joy unbounded.
When I was a fool, he ignored it.
When I succeeded, he bragged.
Without him, I am only another person.
With him, I was all powerful.
He was loyalty itself.
He had taught me the meaning of devotion.
With him, I knew a secret comfort and a private peace.
He had brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee could heal my human hurts.
His kisses on my tears washed away my bad feelings.
His presence by my side was protection against my fears of dark and unknown things.
He had promised to wait for me…whenever…wherever…in case I need him.
And I expect I will — as I always have — he was just my dog.