This is the table you're invited to sit down at when you adopt any animal. Your new host will let other guests come and take a little bit with them if they leave. Such is the greed of Illness and Accidents. Sometimes Lost comes to take your host from the table for a while, but hopefully not for long and not meeting with Accidents on the way home.
Yet, at some point you will have to leave the table yourself, and it's a hard, sad goodbye.
Yesterday I said my goodbyes to Lester. He was my sweet, sweet boy, and I won't ever forget him as long as I live.