This morning, my husband and I awoke to find that our sick turtle had taken a turn for the worse and passed away. Though semi-aquatic, he was a member of our family just the same. As I mourn this new loss, I think back of all the pets in my past that I have said goodbye to—dogs, cats, hermit crabs, fish, a hamster, a chinchilla…and now our red-eared slider, Jovi. Each time that I have experienced the loss, I have gloomily asked myself why I even bother to have pets in the first place.
Pets, Read more [...]