Thanks to everyone who left such wonderful comments on yesterday’s blog post. Life isn’t always sunshine and roses…especially when someone you love must leave. My elderly neighbour took it hard, but we did what we could to make it easier.
It was Columbus’s time, and he was ready to go. Now we are left with memories of his antics, and his beautiful green/gold eyes….
I had been dreading the appointment all day, but I am so glad that I could be there for both of them. Things have changed in veterinary care, and it’s so much gentler now than the last time I had to do this. He fell asleep in her lap, peaceful, and unafraid.
It really changed my outlook on how to deal with the loss of a pet. It’s hard, and it’s sad, but something I had read on a website made me want to be there to support him. I had read that our pets give us such joy, and love, and the one thing that we could do for them, was to be with them when they go. To make the decision to go into the exam room, and comfort them, that we owed it to our beloved pets. I truly believe this, and no longer fear that step as much as I did before.
Many thanks to our amazing vet, and his assistants, they were wonderful.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams