"There is a time to be happy and a time to be sad; a time to hold on to what is dear in your life and a time to 'let go'.
All of us who have a loving pet that has been a great part of our lives for so long will naturally resist making that final decision until our pet's pain becomes too much to bear a moment longer.
Those of us who have been privileged to know a creature who knows our very mood even before we openly express it and who is undoubtedly our main provider of unqualified love whatever the occasion or circumstances, will know how hard it is to 'let go' of such strength in our life.
And yet, to 'let go' is sometimes the kindest of all pain to feel. We will be left with fond recollection and eternal gratitude to have been lucky enough to have known such a noble creature who will forever remain a prime source of constant remembrance." William Forde: October 28th, 2014.