I’ve been going through some tough times with my dog, Binky. She’s 14 1/2 years old and sick with cancer. I don’t have to tell you how hard it’s been. She’s so tough it’s like she’s pushing ahead out of fear that I’ll be upset. She never lets it get the best of her and she’s always got that lick (bath actually) for me.

I’m dealing with the loss of our cat, he was 7, and that’s been just devasting. I took care of him since he was 2 weeks old. He had feline leukemia and epilepsy. He was basically asymptamatic thanks to the meds, but his loss was a shock to us. He got sick on a Saturday and passed away that Tuesday. While I never thought of him as my ‘baby” I do realize that he was as close to one a I’ll probably ever have.

You said you were so devastated you almost stopped working. I’m so lost that sometimes I can’t imagine how I’m going to go on without him. I’m not alone in this but the pain is so that I can really feel my heart breaking.

Thank you for listening.

Kelly from New York