Such a shitty morning...
The best way I know how to express myself is through writing and I felt this sad event was one of the bigger issues I should talk about.
This morning, we had to put our fifteen year old cat to sleep.
She was apparently in declining health for the past month and a lot of other things we didn't realize were as severe as they were. It was one of the most difficult things I've ever had to witness watching her being put to sleep. Despite her waning health, she fought back because that's what she did; she didn't back down from anyone. I'm very proud of her for being an extremely valued member of our family for so many years. We always knew she had a screw lose and she had mannerisms that sort of made you go "whaaa?" I think it was those things that makes it so hard to see her go, but I know that we did the right thing because she was in pain and it was either that or watch her slowly slip away and we didn't want that and I'm sure she didn't, either. It's hard to focus on the good times right now, but I know that we provided her with all the love and care that we could to make sure she lived a long lasting, fulfilled life; it just hurts right now as it probably will for awhile. I'm a big animal lover and this hit me right in the heart.
So, anyway, I didn't want to put anyone in a depressing mode or anything, but I thought talking about it would help me out and I wanted to see if any of you have any stories to share about your pets.