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Evander’s Fight Has Ended (Hospice Cat Update)

Last Thursday night, Evander made it very clear to me that he was done. He enjoyed his time with me, but he had enough of the pain. The trade-off (fun, food, lovin in exchange for a bit of pain when his meds wore off) was no longer worth it to him. Fortunately, Dr Blair Burggren . . . → Read More: Evander’s Fight Has Ended (Hospice Cat Update)

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Rosey’s (aka “Dumpster Dan”) Peaceful Transition (Hospice Cat Update)

Supervising activity in the office during a rare moment of Rosey’s inactivity.

I’ve been too devastated to share the news until now. But our darling Rosey (aka “Dumpster Dan”) was euthanized on June 8th. There’s never a good time for these things, but the timing was terrible; it was less than a month after . . . → Read More: Rosey’s (aka “Dumpster Dan”) Peaceful Transition (Hospice Cat Update)

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Royal Farewell (Emma’s Departure)

Last week, my family suffered a huge loss. Emma – my youngest (8 yr old) and we thought healthiest cat – was hit by a sudden illness and she did not survive.

I’m still in shock because although The Velveteen Princess was blind, FIV+, and had occasional seizures, this was the only illness that caused . . . → Read More: Royal Farewell (Emma’s Departure)

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Nuageux’s Peaceful Transition (Hospice Cat Update)

I recently said my final goodbye to Nuageux (JoJo), my first hospice foster kitty. The loving and gentle Dr Blair Burggren of Peaceful Transitions helped ease JoJo into his final sleep on May 26th. It was only then that I was able to kiss JoJo’s cheeks and toes. (He allowed only kisses on his head . . . → Read More: Nuageux’s Peaceful Transition (Hospice Cat Update)

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The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts I can give my companions is a peaceful, dignified, pain-free end to their suffering.

Andy in 2010

This is why I recently called on Dr. Blair Burggren at Peaceful Transitions, our regional in-home euthanasia veterinarian to help Andy die comfortably at home in my arms. The . . . → Read More: The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

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