When my cat Smudge developed cancer a couple of months back and we had to put her down, I wrapped her in a towel and held her close to me, stroking her and talking softly while the vet injected her with the drugs that stopped her heart. When he asked us if we wanted to have her cremated and take her ashes home, for a nominal fee, we declined. He left us to grieve with her corpse. I took a picture of her, eyes closed, still in her swaddling, and we left her... More >>>