It is ironic that you chose that topic. I took my 16–year-old dog to the vet today expecting the worse but the worse did not happen — we have hopeful treatments to try. But, planning in advance, I wondered what I would do with her if she had to be put to sleep. I lived for 21 years in the country and buried countless pets under a holly tree. This morning I was thinking about that tree — how tall it grew — taller than holly trees typically grow around here. Now, I live in a townhome in the city where a home burial is not possible. What would we do? Fortunately, that concern is postponed. Still your prompt was appropriate on this day.

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