Written by: Heather Clemenceau
“Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation” ~
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
If I could choose, all my animals would peacefully die the day after I did, because arriving at the decision to euthanize and coping with the deaths is just overwhelmingly difficult. The one thing about our attachments to animals that seems horribly unfair is that we almost always outlive our pets too. The short lifespan of cats, dogs, and even horses virtually assures that we will almost always face the loss of our companions. Yet, we still plan for their continued existence even in death, in the event that they do outlive us. This is even more true if you own a long-lived animal such as a donkey; the possibility that they might outlive you by many years is highly likely.
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