Today, I found out that one of my childhood pets, Cookie, died two and a half weeks ago. (I haven't seen my family since a couple days before she passed away, and they wanted to tell me in person.) She'd been really sick for a while, so we knew it was coming.. they said she died peacefully in her favorite spot under the piano. They think it might have been cancer. So I'm glad her misery is over, but I'll certainly miss seeing her scamper around my family's house!
To be honest, I was a little surprised by the way this news affected me. I knew I would be sad when her time came, but I didn't think I'd tear up over it, or that I'd need a few hours to sort of process it. So I guess that's why I'm writing this blog post; to honor a good pet.