Tashi and I met in August of 2013. Although he was suffering from chronic and uncontrolled diabetes, it was clear that he had a fierce will to live. Within a few months of diligent care from his loving person, Tashi’s condition improved dramatically, and before long he became his ‘normal’ self. Although at first he objected to the numerous ear pricks and blood collections that were necessary to monitor his diabetes, he soon accepted the process with a cooperative spirit. It was such a privilege to care for Tashi for the past five years, and to help him leave us with dignity when it was his time.
Maggie was a German Shepherd with a sweet and loyal disposition, and a courageous and enduring spirit. Even when her mobility was compromised, with the help of her life jacket and harness, she loved to swim and walk. Whenever I visited, Maggie would greet me with enthusiasm and await the Crumps liver treats that she loved. She was an enduring and unconditional friend, and is dearly missed.
So often, I have no words to describe my connection with my canine patients. Morgan greeted me with a smile, unwavering attention, a wagging tail, and an offered paw every time I saw her. Even when she was feeling poorly and unable to eat, she politely accepted my liver treats and rested her majestic body against me awaiting massage and cuddles. Morgan loved, and was loved. I think of her often and am blessed to have known her.
Although I only knew Louie for a short time, I was moved by his sweet, gentle, courageous and steadfast spirit, and his presence to his people, Nik and James. His patience was immense and his love unconditional. Louie will be remembered fondly by his family, friends and all who knew him.