10 January 2007
Saying Goodbye to Fur People
Well, this morning my mom had them both put down. I talked to her last night and this morning - she was crying both times, as was I. Even though the brain knows that they had good, long lives and were loved and that this was the right decision, the heart still aches. For my part, I gave my trio of fur-children a little extra love last night and this morning. I know the day will come when Chris & I will have to go through what Mom just went through (and has had to do before with other cats), and I'm dreading it. Without children to compare it to, the cats are our children - and it's just awful to consider life without them.
So I won't. At least not right now.
If you've got a fur-person (or feather-person, or scaled-person for that matter) in your life, give them an extra treat or hug now and then so when the time comes for you to part ways, the only thing in your heart will be grief and not guilt as well.