Uhm…this is a very powerful and poignant picture of a dying woman hugging her cat Oliver one last time to say goodbye while Oliver buries his head in her arm. It is very sad and moving. You can sense the deep affection they have for each other. Perhaps there is some good in it: a lot of elderly people don’t get the chance to say goodbye at the end of their life. They have to go into a home and their cat goes to a rescue center for rehoming.
I think this is a rare photo because we are used to seeing and reading about the end of the life of a domestic cat and the emotional distress it causes to the cat’s owner. In this instance the owner is dying. I’d like to know how Oliver feels. I wonder if he is aware of the end of life moments of his human caretaker.
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