Surrendering an animal out of love

Gia was placed in a cone.

The cone went from being used 1 hour a day, to 24 hours a day.

Cleaning was the #1 priority

Vacuuming, Lysol, washing fabrics. You name it, we did it. My sister was in overdrive cleaning her room. I shut Gia out of mine.

No more holding her

Each time we picked her up or petted her, hands had to be washed.

Then my sister got ringworm

Then I got ringworm.

Until last week

when the cultures came back positive for ringworm still.

It is easy to accuse. It is easy to give the owner a hard time. To argue if you loved them then you’d make it work. But everyone is at a different capacity of what they can endure. Everyone is in a different place of how much they can endure at that moment in their life, and the resources and time they have. We can all make predictions on if they had more time, more money, no roommates, an isolation room, that it could work. But those “what if” circumstances are no matter here.

And that had to be understood for me to be okay with her decision on letting Gia go.



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Asia Monét

Asia Monét


A 20-something who stutters and trying to figure out how to deal with it on top of adulting shenanigans and discovery