When I was in second grade, my parents gave me a kitten. Windy is now going on 16 and showing signs of her age. She was my first pet and I love her dearly. When I was going off to college my dad jokingly replaced me with a puppy. I have since come home and a year and a half ago my dog became very sick and we almost lost her (she has fully recovered - except she is completely blind). Aside from that I have only had goldfish and was not very attached to them.
With my cat getting older and my dog's brush with death. I am anxious about my pets dying. I'm 23 and have never had a close loved one die. I have no idea what to expect when my cat finally does pass on. I know I will be very sad and eventually come to deal with her not being here anymore but that's not my question.
I want to know what it is like to find a pet dead. I know its a horrible question to ask but I am scared of what it will be like. I secretly hope that someone else find her and take care of the physical parts but... I know that may not happen. Any advice?