I'm so sorry
My 17-year-old girl is stretched out in my lap as I read you're saying goodbye. Kind of hits hard! I'd give you a hug if I could (which doesn't take the pain, of course).
I am so, so, so sorry
"IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique
So sorry for your loss. Sure gave me a tear in my eye to read that she was purring in your arms - they are such pure spirits!
I agree with the "better a day too soon". Have waited too long with 2 of mine and vow never to let that happen again. I still miss some of those who were like your Carmella was to me (Bandit, Arthur, Mac...), and am in that wait-and-see mode with our old lady Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Maggie. We treasure each day with her and know that those special things she does will stay with us for many years.