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Ruminate

This post is in response to the WordPress one-word daily prompt: Ruminate The first thing that popped into my head (of course) upon seeing this prompt was my anatomy and physiology days in my animal science and pre-vet courses and … Continue reading

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Monday’s Question

Question:  What’s the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make?   My Answer:  I’ve thought about this one a lot and without a doubt, I think it’s when I had to make the decision to put my cat to … Continue reading

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A Year of Pet Loss Grief

One year ago today I had to euthanize my geriatric cat that I had for almost  20 years.  A cat I had acquired when he was 8 weeks old and who I loved like a son.  This year of grief … Continue reading

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The Dream Visit

For those of  you who read my blog regularly, you have heard me speak a lot about my geriatric cat, Bigfoot, who I had to have euthanized 8 months ago. I’ve also written that Bigfoot’s death hit me every bit … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Intense!

Today’s Daily Prompt:  Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you thought wouldn’t be a big deal. I lost my almost 20-year-old … Continue reading

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When Veterinarians Are Faced With Euthanizing Their Own Pets

When I was a neophyte veterinarian, and fresh out of school, the veterinarian I went to work for used to always say that it was good for ALL veterinarians to periodically have to go through the euthanasia process with their … Continue reading

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Two Funerals in a Day

Yesterday I went to two funerals.  Two very different funerals.  It was a somber day and the type of day that makes you pause and do some deep reflecting on life, death, family, spirituality, etc. The first funeral was for … Continue reading

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