Just a little over a week ago I had to say goodby to one of my closest friends. She came into my life as a wandering stray, and you could tell she was severely abused. My little four-legged friend took over five months before she would even allow me to touch her. But over time we gained each others confidence and started a inseparable bond and friendship that lasted for more than a decade; whereever I was, she was right there with me, right up to the end.
As many of you have experienced, it's a very strange and heart-wrenching experience, in calling the vet and scheduling the death of a friend you hold very dear. This is always a very disturbing and emotional thing that many of us have had to deal with at some point in time, for me it was almost like losing a loved one.