I continue to be amazed and impressed by all the families I am meeting.
I get to witness the human animal bond at its strongest, immersed in a sea of gratefulness and grief. Seeing pets at the end of their life and their owners suffering through loss is hard. But this sorrow is balanced by seeing the best of the human animal bond.
Let me give you some examples…I’ve seen...
Bucket lists fulfilled including Sushi night
Parties of 20 plus people celebrating life and saying goodbye
Friends and family coming together to support one another in loss
Pets looking up at their owners filled with love and trust
Other pets in the house acknowledging their friend passing and comforting their family
Beautiful paintings and portraits memorializing their beloved pets
And so much more
Pet owners and pets continue to amaze me in how much they love one another unconditionally. And that love allows them to make that hard decision of letting pets pass with grace and dignity.
People tell me all the time that “this must be the hardest part of your job”…..
And yes it’s hard and has its challenging, but I leave every single house in awe and gratefulness that I get to do this and witness the beauty of the human animal bond. It is an honor for me to walk with people and pets during their last leg of their journey together and I am truly blessed by the people and pets I meet.