From reddit. It’s a nice gesture. I remember when we went to have Cynikitty put to sleep. His kidneys had failed and there wasn’t much left to do. The hard part was being in the waiting room, seeing people come in with their healthy dogs and cats and knowing that you had minutes left with your friend. Just one of the hardest things a person can do. And it doesn’t help that people react in weird ways when you tell them your pet just died. People always say stupid and awkward things during any hardship but given that some people just don’t care much for pets, the potential for saying stupid things is that much greater.