“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” ― Kahlil Gibran
Death and dying have always been topics for endless conversation, mostly centered on their meaning. Almost as often, we talk about and search for the causes. Death by natural causes is usually a difficult concept for some to grasp, with all the disease, accidents, and violence that can lead to a death. It's really no different for the death of a pet.
“Everyone’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how they lived and how they died that distinguish one from another.” ― Ernest Hemingway
While we're on the subject of death and dying, whether from natural or unnatural causes, it would be nice to have a better understanding of just what is going on. For a lot of people, Woody Allen probably expresses their feelings best:
"I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens."
There's not much else to say at this point...except for this thought from Will Rogers:
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”
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