It was hard to let her go but we didn't have a choice since she was getting more sick as her liver kept poisoning her to the point that she was meowing for me and falling off of tables and couches and losing her balance with every pace. All my life, I never had a stray that made a big impact on my life since almost most of our beloved pets were strays when I was growing up. Some were adopted, yes but most of them were pets that heartless people tossed to the side cause they never wanted them anymore or they just happened to leave their horrible homes and never go back to them.
I will remember Millie as the cat who eyes will light up whenever I bring in a sub sandwich or any other food and reaching out her paws and gently pulling my hands toward her so she can have a bite and how at night she'll sleep on my lap while I play games or read before bed time and how peaceful she is while sleeping on her favorite pillow or snuggling with my mom in the living room on a cold evening. Or how she enjoyed walking outside with us and eating grass and sharpening her nails on fallen trees.
It is hard to let go of your furry friends no matter how long they are here with us. they're here to help us to make us more human and caring. And they help us learn more about ourselves that we never knew and discover how much love we have inside us that we didn't know that we have and in the end when they leave us, we take that love and help it grow when another animal needs us. I learned that a lot with every animal we adopted in our lives and I'll keep using that love to every animal who'll come to us till the day I'm too old to live.
So please, if you have a pet or pets. Give them a hug and tell them how much you love them and make their lives a perfect one like I did with Millie when she first came us homeless, hungry, dirty, and wanting to be loved. You may never know how they will be there.