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Maggie’s Gone

and I exchanged about half a pleasantry over the phone.   I started crying and he went right to work. He said, “Is Maggie black with yellow eyes?   All I can see are these huge yellow eyes,”.  I could hear him smiling.  Then he said, “She’s starting to move into spirit.  .  .  ” At […]

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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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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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Clients have so many concerns at the end of a pet’s life:  Is she suffering?  Do I need to euthanize him?  How will I know when it’s time?  Is he hanging on just for me, or does she want to stay?  She died last week and I can’t help it, I have to know she’s […]

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