ODE TO CHEENA
You were our constant, our cornerstone, making us laugh every day and when there were bad times, you gently reminded us with your big soulful eyes that we could do better, that we still had a lot more in us and we were bigger than our circumstances.
You have done your job well, my friend.
Your work is complete.
Go in peace our sweet Cheech.
The Landes Family
San Juan Capistrano
When our beloved Emily had to go to doggie heaven it was one of the hardest decisions we have ever made. She was so much of a part of our lives. When we did decide that morning to let her go, we called Dr. Forslund and she was able to come by the same afternoon, so Emily wouldn’t have to suffer any longer than necessary. Dr. Forslund was very kind and understanding. Emily was able to go with love all around her in the comfort of her own bed, the place she loved.
Thank you Dr. Forslund,
Don & Maggie West
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.
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.
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.
GINGER - April 7, 1996 to August 23, 2012
Our beloved Ginger was sent to Dog Heaven with the kind and caring assistance of Dr. Forslund, at 1:50 p.m. on August 23rd, 2012.
Ginger was the light of our life for 16 years and 4 months of pure pleasure and bliss. She was loved by us and many of our neighbors who would greet her and enjoy her friendship on her walks.
We owe Dr. Forslund an immense amount of gratitude in assisting us with Ginger's transition. She was loving, tender, patient, and considerate in every detail, and made a very painful situation as bearable as is humanly possible.
Jerry Houchens and Scott Bowen
Coda was born on December 26, 1999 to my best friend's dogs Cookie and Jake. I adopted him with his sister Zeppie in late February 2000 when I was just 18. Together, they have been the greatest gifts and loves of my life! They, along with our kitty Arctica, have been my constant companions for over 12 years!
I wanted so much to be able to give Coda peace and comfort, to be with us at home with his sister in his final moments. Dr. Forslund's services and sweet, gentle nature has given us so much peace and closure that I know I wouldn't have had otherwise. What an amazing blessing - I won't ever have it any other way and have told everyone about it!
One of our main concerns with our Pippin was in spite of his health challenges after his heart attack was that he would never suffer.
Dr. Forslund was truly an angel in our time of dire need. She was amazingly kind in our time of need and gave us so much time to say goodbye to our boy. She impressed me with her care, attention and love for our dog. She made the passing much better than it could have been. Thank the lord we were able to connect with her and be able to make a rough situation into something which we can remember as a peaceful and calm ending for a highly valued and loved family member.
Rest in peace Little Pippin...
Richard and Megan Wade