with my job, i become very attached to people.. and their pets:
i was in a vet's office with one of my clients who convinced me to take her there to put her cat, zipper, down. why?? i couldn't believe this. zipper is a great cat. well, she just didn't want to have to take care of a cat and her baby. so, i was so sad. i tried to tell her that i would take zipper and give him a caring, lovely home. She said this is what has to be done. the vet came in and instead of giving him the death shot, he just covered zipper's nose and mouth with a cloth that had chemicals on it. zipper didn't die right away. he was suffering. i was yelling for him to come to me so i could comfort his last minutes.. and he was mewing and staggering towards me.
i woke up crying.