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We said goodbye to Maggie on October 14.  She was 16 and cat sibling to Chester; he made his transition in April. Maggie’s passing was much more difficult than Chet’s.  She was present to the end; Chester had checked out but for a faint heartbeat, about 12 hours before the euthanasia.  His spirit was all […]

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Lately I hear people say of their animals, “they don’t understand English”.   Since I spend half my time asking people, “well, did you tell your dog/cat/gerbil?”, I also spend a certain amount of time thinking oh nuts, it’s true.  I’m crazy. Yet, I don’t think so.  They were early days in my career and it […]

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A Passing and The Aftermath

The passing of an old friend leaves a terrible hole.  I see Chester on the bed.  Maggie pads down the hall and I begin to think, which one are you? I pull out two bowls at meal time.  No one showers with me or my husband.  Chester perched on the edge of the tub and […]

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RIP, Beloved

A week earlier, Chester told me he planned to pass on Friday.  It was Thursday lunch and he was perched on my lap, purring away.  He hadn’t eaten for days. As we schmoozed I said, “you know Chet, we have that appointment with Stacey tomorrow at 11:00.  You’re going to have to take a big […]

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Chet is passing

Chester is making his transition.   For months now I’ve counseled clients with dying pets and now I get to practice what I preach. The countdown began 6 days ago.  The first two days he purred like mad and wanted to be held.  I hauled him around the house, accomplishing what I could with one hand […]

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