My last two games on Thursday and tonight were victories, and I thought they might come with a price…
One of our cats, Halbert, has not been feeling well as of late. Today he was worse so we took him to the animal hospital. I got the call just after I was done playing that he needed to be put down. He had liver damage and something was hurting his pancreas. At least that was the gist of what I got from the doctor and my wife. My wife was a lot stronger than I was because she took him to the hospital and got the news about 5 minutes after I started playing so she was there a good 70 minutes dwelling on the news she got before I got there. It was hard for me to deal with when I saw him just before we put him down.
I guess I find it more disappointing than anything else. Some of the internal injuries Halbert sustained was due to eating some kind of plastic ring of some kind. The last 2 pets I lost in my life before this one died due to their own lack of intelligence. My Lab dog decided to cross a 4 lane divided highway at night. Tiggy the cat decided to run outside when I opened the door and all attempts to recapture the cat were not successful.
I guess I will never understand animals and it is natural for me to feel this way, which is angry and upset.