Dallas was rescued from a dog shelter by my daughter. She called us up to say she bought a dog that has the same color hair as her: red, brown, black, and blond! Dallas had a sweet face and demeanor, reddish-brown fur, a black face, and a circle of black around her tail, which waved in the air like a feather. As she aged, the tail got lower and lower, but it still wagged. She was my best friend. Dr. Forslund is an angel who came into our lives when we needed someone to help us with Dallas. She did not feel like a stranger to us. She showed compassion to us both, petting and getting to know Dallas and comforting me. It was so comforting to see Dallas go in a very dignified way. Thank you, Dr. Forslund!
Dear Dr. Forslund,
Thank you again for the care and compassion you extended towards Juno and me. I did not know I needed a companion to walk my tumultuous journey, but God sent me Juno. I rescued her from a shelter but I have always believed that she was the one who rescued me. I can find peace, knowing she had a fabulous dog life and we gave each other everything we had. Thank you again for your kindness.
Dante, the little kitty that could. I adopted him at six weeks old. He and all his extra toes lead an amazingly long seventeen-year life. My "cat of little brains" was the most friendly, loving, sweet, dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks purr monster. My dim bulb has been the brightest light in my life. Thank you for providing a compassionate, loving, low-stress, peaceful service to both the animals in your care and to the people who truly care for their fur babies as much as they would their own child. You are blessed with an amazing heart and I am so grateful to have had you come and care for Dante and me.
With light, love, peace, joy and gratitude,
Laurie Beth Martin
In loving memory of Bandit, our baby giant. April 19th, 2004 to January 21st, 2013.
I would like to thank you and Todd for your kind words and the follow-up call I received. It is so nice to know I am understood and supported. Thank you for the kindness, patience and professionalism you showed my mother and me. You connected very well with Bandit and helped to calm his nerves. You helped make one of the most painful days of my life bearable.
Thank you, Dr. Forslund, for your professionalism and admirable capacity to love.
The kindest, most unselfish thing you can do is to avoid the dreaded and stressful vets office and allow your pet to have the comfort of home and family in their last moments. The patience, kindness and compassion that Dr Forslund offers is such a comfort. From the first difficult phone call to the follow up call the next day, everything is handled with a gentle voice and gentle hands. It is always difficult to say goodbye, but I will not regret having my sweet, devoted dogs spend their last moments in my arms and at home.
Our bond was sealed those first few days of his life, and Taki never left my side; following me everywhere I went and poking me in the back with his paw (and crying) if he thought I was ignoring him. From the moment I talked to Dr. Forslund, I found her to be a very caring and compassionate person, and she didn’t rush me into making any immediate decisions about Taki. She just told me that she would be there for me when I needed her. It was so nice to know that I could call her when I thought Taki was ready to leave this earth.
Thirteen years ago a 10 week-old female Golden ended up in Shelley’s arms, in our car, and in our hearts forever. We named her Amber, appropriate for the color of her coat. Having told Shelley that I just didn’t want our new friend to see our bed as a place to hang out, only a week later one of us was found to have invited Amber up on the bed (oh, I guess that was me), and so it went until she couldn’t make it on her own. We didn’t “own” Amber, she owned us.
We’re sharing this with you Dr. Forslund, because in some way you were part of the Amber experience. You were so awesome from the moment you entered the house. You understood our pain, you spoke lovingly to us and to Amber and gave us all the time we needed to be with Amber to the end. We can never thank you enough for your professional compassion.
Mike and Shelley McGuire
Pugsley had such a huge, brave heart, he needed someone who could help him go with dignity, respecting him along the way. When Dr Forslund bent down to talk to Pugsly, that was the first time he lifted his head. It was so he could lick her face. It was obvious that he was so comforted by her gentle soul that he knew why she was there, and was thanking her for helping him. Dr. Forslund made the whole process gentle and calm. Pugsly passed with not even a flinch, and I knew he was pain free.
It is with great sadness to let all of you know, my sweet beautiful Taylor passed away on September 19, 2010 at the age of 14yrs old. The weather that day was gorgeous. We visited & reminisced about our lives together.... all the things he would do to make me laugh, smile and love him. I told Taylor how PROUD I was of him and THANKED him for being part of my life and fighting through all his health obstacles just to stay with me. I told him it was ok to leave, he didn't have to take care of me I would be ok and would see him and Baylee one day.
I sang all the songs I created for Taylor softly into his ear as he peacefully drifted into heaven.
Thank you Dr. Forslund for your sincere compassion and providing such a nurturing and loving departure for Taylor. For truly caring about my welfare by checking in with me several times to see how I was doing, along with your invitation to call if I ever needed to. A true act of unselfish love and kindness which is commendable. I know Taylor can rest well in heaven knowing you were there for me.
We did not euthanize Bogart. He died of natural causes in our house and Home Pet Euthanasia helped us with his aftercare/cremation. Todd answered our call late at night with his calm and caring voice. He then came out after midnight, was very empathetic and at the same time knew what to do. The way he so carefully put our Bogart on a stretcher, tucked him in with its fabric and carried him from our home – well, Todd showed so much respect and compassion while demonstrating his experience and knowledge. Since we believe all life is receptive to love, we can’t help but think that Bogart knew Todd’s love along with ours.
David Owen-Frederic Watkins, Mary Keown-Watkins and David S. Watkins