On Monday, August 2, 2010 at 6:45 a.m., I lost my beautiful daughter, Blackie. Most people would look at Blackie as a just a cuddly little mutt, but to me, she was more and will always be more than a dog. In the last month of her life, I saw her deteriorate so much. My greatest fear was that she would suffer in pain and that I would not be there for her when she passed. I called Dr. Forslund at 5:30 a.m. asking her to come earlier than our planned appointment. She came within an hour.
Dr. Forslund held me as soon as she arrived. She then sat down next to Blackie and spoke to her. She told me to take my time. She never rushed me. I looked in Blackie’s eyes the entire time and wept uncontrollably, and then my baby Blackie went to Rainbow Bridge.
Dr. Forslund contacted me after this to see how I was managing. It really meant a lot to me. She didn’t just do her job and that was it. She cared enough to see how I was because she understood how painful my loss was. I am so thankful for the service Dr. Forslund provided. My Blackie deserved nothing but the best. I would have done ANYTHING in the world for Blackie. I LOVE YOU BLACKIE AND MOMMY MISSES YOU.
Elizabeth V. Fellows,