In Response to Re: Pets how do you handle their dying?:
Angela, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Years ago we lost our old (18 years) orange tabby that my daughter had named "Buttercup" (wonderful name for a male cat). We also lost several years later our dog "Willy" who was also 18 years old. We haven't adopted another animal because we tend to travel a lot and hate to board the animals while we are gone. However, Our granddaughter works regularly at the Animal Rescue Foundation started by Tony La Russa when he was manager of the Oakland "A's" Baseball team. She has lots of kitties that need adopting, and she regularly puts their pictures on Facebook. There is another kitty that needs you, and would love to become a member of your family!!!
Posted by Barbara B
I am feeling very ambiguous about getting another pet although my husband wants to do it. I find that the pain of loss is so great. You nuture them for so long and they just love you unconditionally that the parting is hard. Most of the people that I talk to say the gift the animal/family member gives is worth the pain of loss. Still thinking about it.