Dr. Annie Forslund allowed all of us - including Sears, Neo, Static - to say good-by to Aspen in our home as Aspen rested on her favorite bed. By coming to our home, Dr Forslund allowed us to cradle and gently stroke Aspen as we sent her off to the Rainbow Bridge. Our pack didn't have to deal with the uncertainty of Aspen leaving the house and never returning. The passing of a pack member they understand; disappearance leaves them uncertain. All of us had the opportunity to say good-bye.