Hello, Dr. Forslund,
Thank you so much for the peaceful and dignified service that you provided when we had to say goodby to our beloved dog, Brows. We called on Home Pet Euthanasia to help us, they did so with care, concern, and tenderness.
Brows was the most stubborn, independent little pain-in-the-ass I’ve ever met. When he barked at you, it was wise to pay attention. He could do it for hours. He had a staff of two, my wife and I, and never let us forget how fortunate we were to have him. The entire neighborhood knew Brows, and his well-being was asked after far more than ours. On occasion, we were allowed to pet and even hold him and were sometimes not barked at when giving him treats. Now, his bark was not easily ignored, it was known to shatter glass and etch good pottery. When he barked at you, it was wise to pay attention. He could do it for hours.
On the other hand, his fur was soft as silk and at times he even appeared to have some affection for us. We were grateful. Brows tolerated us for his 17 years and at the end was deaf, blind and incredibly arthritic. That, however, never affected his attitude. Even when he could no longer walk without falling over his arrogance was never feigned. When our vet finally said it was time, we asked if we really had the right to end his reign. The vet, gently and caringly, said we not only had the right, we had the responsibility. That, of course, comes with the territory of love. I have lost family with less pain than losing Brows. And, when at last we called on Home Pet Euthanasia to help us, they did so with care, concern, and tenderness. That was much appreciated.
To those who are yet to experience the agony of ending the life of some wonderous creature who has stolen your heart, there is no kinder way to do this. But, be warned, the pain doesn’t end and the love doesn’t diminish. Brows may be gone, but we still love and miss the little bastard.
Gene and Janice Fiskin