Hi All! One of my cats, Zen, has fallen deeply ill. She's somewhere in the neighborhood of 13 or so years and she's not been in the best of health for the past 2 years. Right now her lungs keep filling up with fluid, and she has a very hard time breathing. She's in an oxygen chamber and they've been tapping her lungs to remove as much fluid as they can. Last year I had posted something in grief after our 16 year old cat had to be put down. I said the staff of vetrinary clinics are cold and "don't care." A forum member who was a vet or something said they do care, and I both privately apolgized and publicly apologized on the forum. I knew the staff there gave Cleo the best care they could, I just was in grief after losing a good kitten friend. Tonight I went to visit Zen in the vet hospital, and got to go in back where the staff takes care of all the animals, the back behind the "staff only" doors. I knew the staff cared for the ill and injured animals, but I was amazed at how well all of them treated all the animals, and just how much they all seemed to care- not just when the owners are watching. I guess I get nervous when they take your friend in back, and who knows what they're doing to the poor animals that can't tell you the person taking care of them was mean or hurtful to them. I don't have that kind of reservation anymore. If you or anyone you know is a vet or an assistant, thank you for caring, really caring, for our friends.