I've noticed how many of these posts are about our animals
The joy of having them and the sadness when they are sick and/or die
I think for many of us our pets matter to us more than most of the humans we know. (After all, how many people sleep with us and "help" with our quilting?)
This is where I came when I had to put my cat down - the human family I live with were not "available" that night and the board members were.