Two people who have been blessed with the unconditional love of their pets have had to let go and end the poor creatures misery. The blessed mercy we can offer our pets should be viewed as a kindness to what becomes a member of our family.
First off as I was doing the Vicious Circle podcast, Breda had to leave for a family emergency. It turns out her first cat, Sebastian had fallen ill and Breda's mom decided it was time to free Sebastian of his suffering.
Second, Wirecutter had to put down his Punkindog. By the picture, Punkindog was a black lab. It really kinda hits home for me as the older of my two dogs is a black lab who is getting up there in years.
Letting a family pet go to it's reward is never easy. My heart and prayers go out to everyone who has had to go through this. Please go offer both of these fine people your condolences.