13 Aug '11, 9pm

"The beautiful irony behind anthropomorphising our pets is that it, in turn, makes us more human"

After a tragically tumultuous weekend, Maya passed away. Only the day before her death, I had been all smiles as the doctor removed her cast. The family had been worried that she was too young for surgery, so hearing the doctor give the all-clear was a relief. It had pained me so much to see her in that cast for a month, desperately trying to scratch an itch beneath it and sulking because she couldn't run and play. I was glad that was finally over. But Maya looked out of sorts the next morning and, fearing that her injury might be causing her pain, we took her to the doctor, who deemed that she had nothing more than a sore throat and a bad stomach. Medication in hand, we headed home and hugged her as we took a nap. Looking back, I wish we had stayed forever in that slumbering embrace. Maya could barely open her eyes, much less stand. We rushed her to the clinic and X-rays ...

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