...pretty much any living thing, at least for me it is. I apologize to bugs if I have to exterminate them. LOL That's how I am. So, yesterday morning one of my dogs died. She was my Rottweiler, Kali. We had her for close to 9 years. I didn't want her to be euthanized, and I wanted her to be in a familiar place shen she died. I stayed with her until she passed, and even though it was hard as hell. I didn't look away. I kept petting her and talking to her. BUT OMG it was HORRIBLE, she wasn't really in pain or anything, she was just doing the thing that some animals and people do as they are breathing their last. She was having labored breathing, pretty steadily for less than an hour or so, and then she started having those "gasps" where she'd open her mouth to breath in, and the breaths got farther and farther apart until she finally died. I know I will be okay, but, because it JUST happened, I am having the images invade my thoughts a lot. It's just not easy to see that happen. Not really asking for advice or anything like that, just sort of venting, I guess.