Friday, December 28, 2007

  • a 13-year-old basset hound in kidney failure. she was so kind and licked my face as i carried her in from the car for the owner. he was a sweet old man with tears in his eyes. i fed her an entire bag of treats and she kept eating ferociously even after the injection. her chewing slowed down and then she was gone.
  • Saturday, December 22, 2007

  • a Pacman frog with a proplapsed anus.
  • An emaciated ferret who had been fighting an auto-immune disease.
  • Saturday, December 08, 2007

  • a 16 year old pomeranian. the family was present in the room. they were wearing very formal clothes, all black, as if they were attending a funeral. i tried not to make anything of it but, during their grieving, they stated that they were actually on their way to a funeral for a friend who had died - a 44 year old woman with a nine year old daughter. they were sobbing, i cried as well and felt no need to hide my tears. the dog wimpered with the injection and tried to fight it a bit. then he laid down and rested.
  • Tuesday, December 04, 2007

  • An 8 year old Australian Shepherd with septic arthritis. I fed her a can of rich fatty cat food before she went. She went peacefully.