Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A 13 year old Australian shepherd.

I have, up to this point, tried to avoid anything personal in this blog but I feel with my new job that it is morphing into a new creature and I am going to let that continue.

I took my last hiatus because I had a child. I have now returned to working as a veterinary technician at a new clinic. It is in a small town so it is no real surprise that I have already run into many of the clients outside of the clinic. Most of the euthanasias are with the owner present. Today it was my child's pediatrician's dog. She was there with her husband and her children and they spent a significant amount of time explaining everything to the kids. They were thoughtful and gentle and her eldest son held the dog's head as the solution was injected. Before it was all in he said "she's gone, mama." Everyone in the room was tearful, including me. I excused myself silently and wondered to myself if she would mention today at our baby's next appointment which is in two weeks. Their family was beautiful.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Two cats, right in a row.

One cat was very old and arthritic. She had a lot and fire left in her though and let us know she didn't appreciate us. That makes it harder. I don't like to have and animal's last moment be like that.

The other cat was young but had a large tumor on its face. She was very peaceful.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

  • A six year old pit bull mix with cancer.

  • This is the first time this has ever happened but there was one euthanasia last Wednesday and *I can't remember what the circumstances were*. It's driving me mad as the entire purpose of this blog was to remember every animal. I know it was a dog. I know it was either old or sick but the week became such a blur that I just can't place it. I'm sorry, anonymous dog.
  • Friday, September 03, 2010

  • a five year old english bulldog that had attacked the owner's baby twice.