Years ago, I got a frantic call from a friend of mine. She was desperate to have me talk to her ferret that had become lifeless all of a sudden. No vets were available at the time, so she reached out to me for answers. Not being a vet, I told her that I could not diagnose, but that I would attempt to talk with him to see if he could let her know what was going on, how he felt, so she would know the best way to help him. What I found out will shock and amaze you. His mate had a tumor and would be transitioning shortly. He decided that he would go before her, so he could greet her when she crossed to the Other Side. Not wanting to live without her, he chose to leave so he could be there to calm her fears. This way, he never had to be without her and she could pass peacefully. It was his ultimate sacrifice for her. A beautiful, poignant love story. The depth of love that he had for her was beyond words. May we all be loved this much!