Today my spouse phoned me at lunch and said that my pet had died. And my spouse cried. Then my spouse saw the pet wasn´t dead. It was however dying. It was unconcious. I told my spouse to wet a cloth with not cold nor hot water, “ljummet” we call it in Swedish. The pet licked the lips. So even though it was unconcious it still was living. Breathing very lightly. My spouse moved the pet from underneath the bed to a blankett on the floor and made it as comfortable as possible. Tested if it could take 1/8 of a pain killer for pets, but the pet spit it out. I told my spouse to let the pet be. Unfortunately my spouse couldn´t stay home. When I got home, first one in the family I found the pet dead. Naturally. So not to much suffering until yesterday. But then my pet didn´t want to leave and be put down at the vet´s. My pet has been with me and seen us do the procedure with other pets. A smart pet that knew what I was thinking and how I was feeling through life. Smart indeed. I admire the little pet. I admire it so. I am so thankful for God giving a long life with natural release in the end to my wonderful friend. My lovely pet. I am gonna miss my pet for a whole lifetime.
I have prepared the funeral for the pet. Tomorrow I will get the neckless with a ID-badge, just like soldiers have, not the same, but somewhat. On the ID-badge is the birth date and death date. The birth is marked with a star and death with a cross. And the first name and surname of the pet. On the back it says R.I.P, but in Swedish. With my pet we have written notes and put in a container and put that inside plastic. Also a small pet toy is included. The carton is just a old NIKE carton. I have remodelled it with wallpaper and made it nicer looking. I have then gently rapped a cloth around the pet and placed it inside. I like to have these routines. My first pet, many, many years ago, died suddenly and we were lucky to find it outdoors dead. We had a funeral in all haste. No neckless, just a box and into the ground. But for all other pets we have done like this, not had nice cartoons, but neckless and box with messages. Later on a little more advanced by each pet.
Well, when you are old, many pets have been in your life if you are pet owner. Now I have some pets left, so I will still have companions, but none like this old wonderful smart pet. I was lucky to be the owner. I was lucky indeed. I love my pet and will remember it for a lifetime. Have you ever lost a pet? Did you do anything special for the pet?