Because of my work schedule i never got a dog, but i wanted a companion real bad, one of my friends were moving so they had asked me if i could take there ferret. When i first meet her i fell in love all she ever wanted was to be played with and held. I would come home she would follow me everywhere I went. Then when I went to bed she would climb up and lay right next to me, and curl up in my arm. Well after a few years she came down with adrenal disease of which there is no real cure, i had two operations on her to try to remove the tumor though the vet said it would only prolong the inevitable. But i had to try she was all that i had, perhaps it was selfish of me but i didn’t want to see her go. I had heard you on the radio on Friday night talking about sprite and how you had to make that decision to put her down; I didn’t have the strength to do it.

One day i woke up and she looked terrible as she tried to come to me to get her favorite treat”cheerioes” I rushed her to the vet they gave her some medicine it seemed to help she was looking better, they gave me the option on whether to leave her there over night, or take her home. I was to upset to leave her there I wanted her to be in familiar settings in her time of need. Well that night I slept on the floor with her since ” the vet didn’t want her to over exert herself “ I curled up on the floor placed my arm around her and went to sleep when I woke up she had passed away in the same position we went to sleep in. It was one of the worst experiences in my life, though to this day I am so thankful I brought her home to be with me on her last day on this earth.

I feel for you Mark and understand how devastating something like can be. I hope I have the strength to do the right thing when it comes time to make that decision. Though I might have been selfish in wanting to keep her around, in the end I think I did the right thing by her.

I don’t have a scanner to show people what she looked like but here are my two new loves squirrely and tweek.

Joel from NY