It's funny you mention this because I was going to start a similar thread. Most of the time I am able to offer support in Health and Nutrition for the poor sick kitties on the owners that are facing the tough decision of "is it time?". Although it hurts, I can normally offer my sympathies in Crossing the Bridge. The past few days it has become apparent that I can't read those for a bit. My Molly's
anniversary is coming up in less than a month and I tend to turn in a big blubbering mass when reading those near her anniversary, so I need to steer clear for a bit. A few of the threads lately have really gotten to me.
Originally Posted by strangewings
I tend to stay away from any sort of thread like that. I feel awful for the peoples loss but for some reason no matter how sincere my words are they always seem fake to me? So, I leave it to those that are better at consoling others.
They do seem fake, don't they? Or perhaps just a repeat of what everyone else is saying? I always feel the same. The thing is, for the person who is going through it, it means a lot to know that others cared enough to read about their baby and to offer their condolences, no matter how trite they may sound. If you are going though it, it doesn't sound as contrived and it is much appreciated.