OK, your post about collecting animals and having to choose their future makes you sound human.<quoted text>
No way was I saying anything bad about Virginia. It's a beautiful state, and I really enjoyed the vacations I took in Williamsburg. I was home-ported in Norfolk for over four years.
I was just stating that okboston was speaking from the viewpoint of one that was nowhere near the spill problem.
Even when it is the right decision, I think your love for the person or animal is shown by the pain you feel making the decision. Having made the "decision" a few times over my life, I find it easier (not meaning sooner, but just knowing what to base the decision on) to make the decision, but just as painful.
While I may not be close to Florida now, I am a 5th generation Floridian and still have property and family there.