Amy's cat Bandit has been having some problems for several months. She has taken him to two different vets but she still had not been able to find the right food that he could tolerate. She was not able to afford the surgery required & that surgery didn't really have much of a chance of helping him. She has had Bandit for 14 yrs and has been with her through some tough times in her life. I noticed when we first got to Ohio just how skinny he was. Everything he eats comes back up and Amy was so concerned but needed some encouragement to find the bravery it took to do the right thing.
Monday, she and Jeremy decided was the right day. The girls gathered around to pet him while Amy held him.
Amy was very brave and held Bandit closely. Then she and Jeremy left. When they returned about an hour later she had been crying of course, but I sensed relief from her. She had finally found the courage to do what she knew she had to do. Bandit was no longer suffering and had crossed the Rainbow Bridge where Chester & Annie ran to meet him. She saw the Rainbow Bridge poem at the vet's office and she liked it.
As you fellow pet owners know, it is so difficult to let them go, but as my brother says it's part of the deal. Responsible pet owners do what is right by the animal, not by what we want.