When abernha3 posted the picture of his cat holding hands with the following caption, “He held our hands on his last trip to the vet. ” It tugged at the heartstrings of so many. Pet owners. Those who have lost pets. Anyone who has had to made those tough decisions. Those who simply have felt loss in their own lives. “Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I.”
Coping with loss of a pet is not always something that everyone “gets,” especially if you have never had a relationship with an animal that brought joy, peace, happiness, and love into your life. It is the loss of a family member and it does take time to grieve…and to heal.
As the thoughts and feelings continued to be posted, he responded, “Thanks all. Little Andrew was my junior. He was 15 and a half and loved everyone, but just got old and sick over the last year. He purred everyday of his life and when he lost that, I knew it was time. Always sad to lose a friend. Sorry for everybody else’s losses as well.” In his own grief, he was kind enough to acknowledge the pain of others.