Regarding your article on pet bereavement (“Part Of The Family,” July 5): Our dog, Kodi Bear, was 14 years old. His legs could no longer support him. He kept falling down and was unable to get back up. … You just had to look at his beautiful face and you knew he was miserable. My husband and I made the difficult decision of putting him down to end his suffering. My mother, Sylvia, is 89 years old. She is blind and deaf and in pain. Every day, she wishes for death to come. … There is nothing I can do.
Roslyn Zozzie Golden