Short Story:The Secret Book of the Dead
In this family, it's a fact of life that pets die. They get the flu, or rabbies, or get laminated to the road. But most of all, really, they die of the family.
First published in the anthology Now We Are Sick in 1991, this poem was supposedly written in the same style as a 13 year old. And yet it's not that dissimilar to Terry Pratchett's normal style...hmm... Republished in A Blink of the Screen.