Tagged: saying goodbye

A place of passing

A place of passing

“I’m never going back,” I have heard more than one pet owner say. They are... more »

my sweaty self, my gym bag, my cat

my sweaty self, my gym bag, my cat

One of the things they always tell you in vet school is “don’t go on... more »

Birdsong

Birdsong

Hands “You have surgeon’s hands,” said Mr. Veri, and I believed him. It was one... more »

Minimizing the Stress of Euthanasia

Minimizing the Stress of Euthanasia

I can’t believe Koa’s been gone over a month. Sometimes I still look for her... more »

Please God, let me go with my face in a plate of chocolate chip ice cream

Please God, let me go with my face in a plate of chocolate chip ice cream

Friday things were getting bad, Kekoa’s leg was aching. So you know, it’s time to... more »

Some things never change, until they do

Some things never change, until they do

I’m in Boston for my grandfather’s service today. Per his request, it will be a... more »

Elegy for Carl

Elegy for Carl

You know this scene from Up. Unless you were living under a rock back in... more »

The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Postman Always Rings Twice

We have a great mailman. I don’t know how to explain it, but for all... more »

Doctor….Do Dead Pets Watch Over Us?

Doctor….Do Dead Pets Watch Over Us?

Grief counselor Dana Durrance asks a good question for a late night discussion: do you... more »

The Tree of Life: memorializing a lost pet

The Tree of Life: memorializing a lost pet

Memorializing a pet is a regular topic of conversation here on the blog, and in... more »

The heart dog post: it never goes away

The heart dog post: it never goes away

It’s funny how grief works, isn’t it? After my grandmother died, I was devastated. But... more »

Never never never

Never never never

Several years ago I was sitting in an exam room with a man who was... more »

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