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What was the last thing that made you cry?
Working in a vet clinic for 6 years, I see a lot of euthanasia. They're always sad, but most stop phasing you after a while. For the first time since my having to put my own pets to sleep, I started bawling during the euthanasia of a young cat named Danny. He was a stray tomcat who tested positive for FIV. The owners wouldn't keep a FIV+ cat in their multicat household, so they elected to euthanize. Their friend came to be present for the euthanasia and bring the cat home. I knew Danny for roughly 15 minutes, but when the vet started to inject the solution into the catheter, I started crying, I couldn't stop myself. How unfair it was to be given 5 minutes notice that you might be able to save this cat's life, but ultimately he was euthanized. Handsome, sweet Danny. I wish I had more time, maybe I could have done more.


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Aug. 22nd, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
Writer's Block: What was the last thing that made you cry?
The last thing that made me cry?

Last month, when I thought I was going to lose my part time job. I missed ONE BoB and was left stressing about it for a week, waiting for my meeting with my boss to discuss it. Thankfully it wasn't a REAL BoB incident, I didn't lose the store money at all, but I apparently rang four cases of soda up all as four cases of Coke instead of individual flavors. No money was lost, so I didn't really get into trouble, but they left me hanging and worrying all week long, not telling me shit what was up. I only found out that I was on the list to see the manager because I do what we're supposed to do and read EVERYTHING that's on the front end desk. No one told me, I had to find out for myself ( as seems to be the usual thing there ).

I ended up having a major panic attack by the end of the week of waiting.

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