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The Whole Truth About Saying Goodbye to a Pet

By Jason Menard

He said it to us in confidence — a half-whispered commiseration designed to contextualize our sadness. “If we knew how this day would feel,” he said. “Nobody would ever have a pet.”

These words were uttered by our vet as we found ourselves in tears awaiting the end of our cat Chloe’s suffering. It was a gentle sentiment, but one that’s not exactly correct.

It’s a half truth, and I’ll get to the other half by sharing our story. Continue reading