Well, looks like 2017 just couldn’t end without giving me another giant kick in the ass. This month I have had to say farewell to 2 of my animals and I am in such pain. They were both 17+ years old and had lived with me since they were first born, so I realize we had a lot longer together than many humans and pets have, but God damn it’s just so hard. Both of them started declining due to age, nothing really awful or specific, but each got to the point where I realized that I had to make a decision to let them go before they reached a period of suffering and misery. I prayed so hard that they would pass away peacefully in their sleep, but neither did. Calling the vet to say, “I need to schedule my pet’s euthanasia” is about one of the shittiest experiences I’ve ever had. I know it was right, for both of them, and saved them from going through a terrible end, but it hurts SO. MUCH.

I have already told God (I don’t really believe in Her, but whatever) that if our animals aren’t in heaven to meet us than I don’t want to go there.

I’d love to see some sweet animal pics if you feel like sharing yours. It will help my heart to see others who are living happy lives and being loved.

Give your fur-babies extra belly rubs and ear scritches and love tonight.