your vet trip approaches, you meet with each of your siblings to tell
them you don't know if you will be coming back and make sure that they
all step up their game and help heal their parents soon to be broken
hearts. You also make them promise there would be no sadness, so the
humans did not suspect the severity of your illness.
you are afraid of is the car ride. You don't like the noise, the
motion, and being unable to walk around freely. You get so nervous in
the car that it worries your parents more than any illness you might
have. You hope there are no motorized vehicles at the Bridge.
You are Dolly, and you are sitting on the top of a cat tree in the bright sun, licking your paw, free from pain and cars, watching over your family, and waiting for Happily Ever After, that day in the distant future when you will all be together.