Yesterday I found out that my cat of 13 years has feline HIV. I have been crying off and on since I found out. We are probably going to put him to sleep within the next couple of weeks. I LOVE this cat. We have had him since I was 12 and I am 25 now. I cannot bare the thought of him not being around anymore but I know that it's going to happen soon. I can't even imagine getting another cat and this is the first cat I have ever had. I am SO sad. In a way I just want my parents to go ahead and have him put to sleep so I can go ahead and start the grieving process but I guess I should just enjoy these next one or two weeks. I am soooo sad. Is this normale to be this upset over a pet? How long will I cry for after he dies? I need other cat lovers to talk to me right now. I'm so sad.
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9/7/06 at 6:53pm