a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks
reedrover

On pets and grief

On Thursday night, while waiting with Sancho, the vet said something useful and comforting. He said that I shouldn't feel bad about my grief over Sancho. The pain of parting was just a last validation that I had loved and cared for him as I should have.

I need to remember to breathe joy, not anticipate sorrow. I've got two more geriatric goats and a sixteen-year-old Shan-cat who still delight my days. And there are more animals growing old behind them. Night will come for each of us, but not just yet.
Tags: emotions, goats
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