Remember that day your first pet walked into your home? The joy and happiness, love and eagerness to make this furry friend feel as comfortable as possible. Life with pets certainly changes the view of the world you may have and it brings so much liveliness to the everyday routine.
However, pets are living beings and one day, just like everything else breathing out there, they will have to leave us forever. Though sad and difficult, these moments can also bring comfort and strength to help us cope with the situation.
Such was a situation a Reddit user abernha3 recently found himself in. After battling illness for a long time, his cat Andrew started showing signs of being time for them to part ways. Yes, on their last car ride to the vet, Andrew grabbed hands of his owners as if wanting to tell them all would be just fine.
“He held our hands on his last trip to the vet. Little Andrew was much stronger than his mom and I,” said abernha3.
abernha3 explains: “He was 15 and a half, and loved everyone, but just got old and sick over the last year. He purred every day of his life, and when he lost that, I knew it was time.”
The story of little Andrew has caused many reddit users to rethink the relationship they have with their furry friends.
“This post made me hold my two-year-old little buddy pretty tight. He (hopefully) has a long life ahead of him. I can tell from this picture that Andrew lived a happy life. Just know that your love for your buddy perpetuated even more love for my buddy,” said QuentinRosewater.
Though they can’t speak, animals certainly can sense when something is right or wrong. Little Andrew knew that saying goodbyes would not be easy for his owners and decided to let them know in his own best way that letting go was okay.