Thank you all, from all over the world, for your kind messages.
They have meant a lot to me, and to my daughters.
Everyday, I hear and read bad news, I know people are suffering. It feels inappropriate to grieve for "just a pet". We are all responsible adults, caring for the ones we love, doing our best, and still, we grieve when one of our pets must go. Because they gave us all their unconditional love, they have eased our sorrows, they have shared our joys too. They have entertained us with their antics. They have always been there when we needed them, never asking much in return. Just happy to be part of our life. I know most of you have been through the same tough decision and that you understand how I felt this weekend. You have all been of a great comfort, and you made those hours much easier.
Thank you again.