It’s time to make this post. It’s a post I’ve been avoiding for a couple of weeks, but it has to be done. It belongs behind a cut, because it’s sad and unappetizing. For those of you who visit via an RSS reader, and don’t care to read sad things about animals, let this opening and picture be your warning to skip to the next unread post. There’s no judgment – I am very bad at handling sad stories about animals myself, and if this were not my own story, I would rather not know it.