Monday, September 29, 2014

Sad Sunday

The weather was beautiful yesterday (unseasonally so) but we weren't a very cheerful family, one of our pet guinea pigs succumbed to a long standing medical condition and had to be taken to the vet to be "PTS" which is vet code around kids for "put to sleep". Events like this always make me reflect on the nature of life, it's easy for us first world 21st century humans to forget that the distance between existence and non-existence is alarmingly short for the vast majority of creatures on our planet; when it comes to realising a potential life span, the balance of probability is not on their side.

A last meal of dandelion leaves in the warmth of a lingering Autumn sun, a 12:30 appointment and all's done.

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