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.
From the moment we brought Tink home she never left my side. She mothered me and my 22-month-old twins from the day they were born and loved to hang on anything she could and watch what was going on. Saying goodbye to Tink at home has made my heart hurt a little less and helped me find more peace with her passing. You were so kind with her and made sure she was relaxed and comfortable. I know that we made the right decision and I have no regrets because I was able to give her a loving end to her life.
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.
Dear Dr. Forslund,
Thank you so much for your kindness to me, Zoe and Zachary. I really did have a difficult time saying good-bye to Zoe, but you made it all so much easier. Your ability to instantly connect with Zachary and Zoe tells me that you are indeed a good and loving person. I rescued Zoe from a busy street in 1998, and she immediately became part of my family. She deserved nothing short of the transition you were able to give her in the comfort of her own bed. Thank you!
My very first baby, Monkey, has gone to Heaven. He was the most amazing companion I ever could have wished for – truly the sweetest, gentlest dog I’ve ever known. I still ache and miss him everyday but am very comforted by how he left this world. Dr. Forslund's tremendous kindness towards me, Monkey, and Monkey's litter-mate was phenomenal. She allowed Monkey to leave this world with such gentleness, love, and dignity. I am forever grateful.
Baboon had so much love in his heart and he added so much joy to this world. He will be forever missed. Once again, Dr. Forslund's tremendous kindness towards Baboon and me was phenomenal, and she helped Baboon into his next world with all the kindness this amazing pooch deserved. We are forever grateful. Truly, I cannot thank you enough for giving Baboon the most gentle, loving, and dignified departure he could have had.
Ailsa was such a sweet and loving companion and has left an empty space in my heart that can never be filled. Thank you for being so kind and understanding, and for using your special skills to help Ailsa leave this world peacefully and with dignity. I will be forever grateful.
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.
Words simply cannot express the gratitude I feel for the love and kindness you showed my Suzy as I let her go. It broke my heart but I get tremendous comfort knowing that she left this world in our home, in a calm, quiet, loving environment. It is my final loving gift to her and one I know I did absolutely right. I have a sense of calm when I think about Suzy because she was so calm and unafraid. You were a godsend in a very bleak time and I will be forever grateful.