The number one thought that goes through the mind of a kitten is this:
"It's time to run over there!"
And it does…
It runs over there and then over there and then over there and then stops to eat and then over there and then over there and then to stops to use the little box and then over there and then over there and then takes a nap and then over there and then over there and it goes on and on and on…
That kitten grows and runs and eats and poops and loves and gets older and then that day comes when for as much as you don't want to do so, you know it's time to take it to the veterinarian for that shot that will put your loved one to 'sleep' and transport its soul over the rainbow bridge.
Your child, that flesh of your flesh, plays, and poops and eats and naps and grows. He or she gets injured in high school sports, or gets 'played with' by his/her uncle or biological father or witnesses any number of horrors around them in the young day to day of life.
It's too much pain to bear and pain can be relieved by pain meds: legal or street.
And your child injects and physically fades with the same slumping as your dear former kitten upon that injection so as to be put to 'sleep' by the veterinarian.
Unlike your cat/vet relationship, this injection is self administered with the same intellectual knowledge that this may bring about death and or final peace from the miseries experienced throughout life.
When will the powers that be:
- the members of the medical community who swore their careers to Hippocrates,
- the administrators of Medicaid level and for-profit detox/rehabs,
- the elected officials who set societal policy
decide that they need to treat these men and women not as soon to be dead pets but as human beings in need of dignity, honor, respect, love and healing?
This Isn't the Rainbow Bridge!