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I Didn’t Ask For Evidence You Buried the Cat, but I Got It Anyway

Some things I don’t need to see

A cat sitting on the ground in a cemetery.

People say animals choose when they die. I hope this is true because I still feel guilty for having to put my cat, Yoshi, to sleep.

Yes, he was almost 18 years old, had health issues for years, and was having trouble breathing, but there may have been something we could have…



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Christine Schoenwald

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm.