I have suffered the loss of 3 much loved pets in the past 7 months. I am disabled and isolated and a year ago was surrounded by unconditional love. Now home feels so damn empty. The last 2 were elderly, but only the first was anticipated ... the second little guy was strong and healthy before kidney disease hit him suddenly and only 1 month after my precious little girl died. Last June, the "baby", who I expected to be the one who would be around when the older ones died, became suddenly and seriously ill and I have good reason to think it is my fault, however unintentional.