• 'My dog was looking into my eyes as she died': the grief of losing a pet is real | Marieke Hardy

    3 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    This year's Melbourne Writers festival has dedicated more than 20 events to animals. Its director Marieke Hardy says it's natural to mourn our pets
    When the tired-looking woman at the animal emergency clinic shuffled into the holding room wearing an apron spattered startlingly with blood, she told me I had a choice. I could submit my dear, doddery 14-year-old Staffy to some major surgery to determine whether the painful spots in her beautiful belly - causing her now sleepless nights and great, whimpering distress - were in fact a cancerous cluster, killing her slowly from the inside. Or I...
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