This is why I'm not a cat person.
Californian Ryan Jessen went to the hospital last month what what he believed to be a migraine.
It turned out to ventricular brain hemorrhage and shortly before November 30 his family made the arduous decision to take him off life support.
And thanks to sympathetic hospital staff, Ryan's dog Mollie was allowed to come say goodbye.
The tearful moment was captured by Ryan's sister Michelle.
Michelle wrote on Facebook:
The hospital did the sweetest thing for us and allowed us to bring my brother's dog in to 'say goodbye' so she'd know why her human never came home.
If you knew my brother, he really loved his sweet dog.
(So many people have asked - He thought he had a migraine, but it was a ventricular brain hemorrhage.
They think it was brought on by high blood pressure, and there's speculation that his frequent consumption of energy drinks may have contributed.
THANK YOU to everybody for the outpouring of support, but I won't be responding anymore.
We are sincerely touched and humbled by others' stories, their sharing in our sadness and the kindness of so many people.
Don't worry about the dog! We're keeping her!!! She's part of the family.)
The post has gone viral.
Our thoughts with Ryan's family and with Mollie.
She's a hell'uva dog!