I normally post on The Bump on Working Moms, but felt that I should maybe come to a board where all are animal lovers.
We had to put down our 18 year old black kitty on Thursday night due to end stages of renal failure and since I have been an off and on blubbering mess. We knew he was in early stages 3 years ago, but he seemed to be doing really good lately... I can barely hold it together at work & in front of my DD. I look on our bed where his place of honour was and it is heartbreaking. We still have our other two, one of who is going to be 17 this January, but damn this has been a hard weekend.
It has been a long time since I was this affected by the loss of a pet - and the funny thing is that he was my DH childhood buddy - the other oldie is my childhood companion. The last time I was this worked up I was 12 and I had just lost my first kitty.
So when does it start to get easier? I though today would be better because I didn;t start welling up first thing, but the second DD is down for her nap (right now) BAM... tears well up
Thanks for listening and I appreciate any and all comments.