Life is only a journey, which is made happier when it is taken with a beloved animal companion. Although their time with us on that voyage was all too brief, there was a bittersweet beauty in being able to meet them towards the conclusion of their journey, such that the only thing they remember of their time on earth is love.
Few memorials do it better than this one, which depicts an elderly cat named Andrew traveling in a car with his family for the last time.
A Reddit user recently shared the touching image online, describing how the ailing pet seemed to sense their sadness and offer them comfort even on that sad drive to end his pain.
“On his final visit to the veterinarian, he clutched our hands. The younger Andrew was stronger than his mother and I “wrote abernha3. “He was 15 and a half years old and adored everyone, but over the past year, he simply became old and sick. Every day of his life, he purred, so when he stopped, I knew it was time. A friend’s passing is always tragic.”
Although Andrew was never given the opportunity to meet us while he was alive, we may learn something from seeing his last moments: the sorrow of losing a pet will never overshadow the honor of having known them.