It is hard to accept how quickly our lives can change in any moment. Since we are uncomfortable with those thoughts we sometimes shove them to the back of our minds. We go along as if everything is going to be the same the next day.
Five yrs. ago I had to allow the drs. to pull the plug after my youngest son had a massive stroke. Tonight those feelings of helplessness were pulled back to the surface of my heart as I had to have my Tobius put down after 12 yrs. Many do not understand this type of pain; only those who are animal lovers and had to let one go after many years. There are many kinds of love, and one hurts just as bad as the other; only in a different way. Whether it is a beloved friend, a beloved family member, or a beloved pet. The love of a pet is special since they trust us completely and never want to grow up and leave home. They are content as long as we love them.
Thank you for all those years of love and laughter. It seems so lonely now.