I lost my dog, Samson, about a month ago. He was 8 years old and had cancer in spades. I felt terrible. I left the vet feeling like I had just taken my dog to the dump. Cried all the way home. At 48, I thought I was over that.
Yes. They'd like to deprogram the cattle, but only just so much. They think we're so cowed by their magic words that we'll swallow any absurdity. It works until it doesn't. Then they get another tale of woe to tell..