Last October (2012), my best friend had to put her dog to sleep. Kim had a good, long life but it was her time to go. She was blind and deaf and had several other issues. The quality of life was not there any more. My husband and I were able to be there in the room to support my friend. So for her birthday I decided to surprise her with a portrait of Kim. She was so thankful for the gift and I was glad I could make this memorial for her.
Have you or someone you know experienced the loss of a pet? What helped you and how did you cope?