|Purred: Thu Sep 23, '10 4:40am PST |
|My owner, having worked in nursing, has had to deal with death many times. Then also with his own pets which hurts him just as deep.
His mother always said "They shoot horses don't they?". It was her way of stating her dissapointment with doctors making people endure a sometimes long and painful death. Telling his patient that he can't do anything more because it is against the law to perscribe any more medication. People are not allowed to die with, what some people consider for animals, a dignified death by being "put down".
I was born to a stray MawMaw cat that knew where I would be cared for. This nice man cares and loves me as a creature of this earth. He has cared for my brothers and sister creatures of this earth and been there to provide "care and comfort" at lifes end as the law allows for people. Being "humane" is puzzling!
Death is part of living, and he has learned to let it be. You can look at getting a shot with cold lead, or drugs, or other ways to promote death as "humane". I know he will be there to comfort me, as he has for others as the end of their life grew near. I will know I was cared for to the very end of my natural life, and death.
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