When your beloved pet dies, it's not unusual to feel overwhelmed by the intensity of your sorrow. Animals provide companionship, acceptance, emotional support, and unconditional love during the time they share with you. If you understand and accept this bond between humans and animals, you've already taken the first step toward coping with pet loss.
Sunday evening I noticed how thin you were becoming. Before I went to bed I found some blood spots near your basket. Yesterday afternoon I found more blood and I phoned the vet. During the check-up it become clear you were very ill, you had cancer around your mouth, and it had most likely spread. To be sure, this morning an operative examination was done and as I guessed the cancer had metastasized. This afternoon you have been put to sleep.
As time goes by I won't forget,
In Loving Memory of Charlie
How fragile can life be (even for a cat). Only a couple of days ago you were still playing with my quilts and being your jolly self. I’m really overwhelmed by my sorrow and grieve at the moment.