She loved lying in the sun belly up, and by the fire.
During the last year, we put a heating pad under her bed, which she also loved. She spent much of her time over the last year sleeping in her nest near me in my home office when I was home, which made it easy to give her lots of TLC. For the last several months of her life she had numerous distressing visits to the vet, was getting 4 meds every morning and evening. At the end she appeared to be in some real pain, very lethargic, coughing up blood and eating little. We sadly said goodbye, and ended her suffering. She has left a hole in our hearts and in our home.
Dr. Elizabeth Benson of Paws into Grace came to our home to spare Sammi the agony of another visit to the vet. Dr. Benson’s thorough, gentle professionalism eased some of the pain of such a heart-rending event. The process was almost painless for Sammi. Dr. Benson never rushed, she informed us thoroughly, and treated our little cat with heart-easing respect and gentleness. This is the second time we have used her services, and we recommend her highly.
Thank you for all you do to care for animals. And thank you for Sammi.
Last week you helped me keep my final promise to Bear
that I would do the right thing when the time came. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done. That’s saying a lot.
Your compassion, kindness and skills were evident when you arrived. I especially want to thank you for asking if there was a treat for Bear. It may sound trivial, but watching him eat that ice cream bar has become one of my favorite memories of him.
Bear had so many friends. I tell them, we should all be so lucky. A shot of Valium, eating an ice cream bar and going to sleep in the arms of the person who loved you most. Thank you for providing us that opportunity.
I believe it takes a special person to do what you do. I think perhaps you may be a guardian angel for the most vulnerable creatures that come into our lives. I also believe it is our responsibility to keep our promise when the time comes, no matter how much it hurts. Your services made it possible for me to keep that promise.and I thank you for that.
Please know that what you do is so very important. Instead of having terrible memories of Bears last moments in a sterile, cold, clinical environment, I have sweet memories of Bear eating his ice cream bar!
From a client: Love this
We just wanted to send you a little note to let you know that we are so grateful that we found you.
We are so happy that we were able to give our dog Sam the gift of rest yesterday in the privacy of our own home. Thank you for your compassion and sincerity that you gave us and Sam. We are so thankful that he was able to go away in his own bed and knowing that he was’t all scared means so much to us. It is such a wonderful thing that you do for people with providing this service and we wanted to say thank you. God bless you and we hope you have a very Merry Christmas.
Robert and Renee
Dear Dr. Benson:
Thank you for the card and your note about my dog Kate, who you helped release last week to wherever good dogs go. She was indeed a sweet dog, and beautiful and remarkable, and a thousand other things. I’m sorry you couldn’t have known her under happier conditions — she had many, many friends and admirers, really almost anyone who ever met her, who are going to miss her very much. I loved her deeply, more deeply than I even knew, judging from the way I have felt the past week. Frankly, I’m a mess.
Thanks also for your caring, respectful ways with Kate. Although losing her was the last thing I ever would have wished, when it had to be done at least with your help I was able to ensure she had a peaceful and dignified end to her final illness. She died in her favorite spot, on a beautiful day, with her best friend holding her tight. We should all be so fortunate, no?-
Elizabeth, you’ve chosen a difficult path for a medical professional–after all, none of your patients ever get better. But you’re offering a much-needed service, and I for one am glad you were able to answer our call for help on the worst day of my life.
Best wishes, Rick, aka That Guy With the Beautiful Dog.
Hello Doctor Benson
So thoughtful of you to send a card with wishes and we have not stopped talking about how you really did a wonderful job!
For not knowing you, we certainly felt comfortable and especially when you allowed Makenzie to lick you all over your face!!!! She licked her way of loving everyone up to the very last minute and we knew it was meant to be you, that would ease her into grace. You were very sweet to make sure she was comfortable by petting her and meeting her needs during transition and we thank you.
Of course we miss her madly but we are getting stronger every day and our strength and comfort comes from knowing that she is in Heaven and will be greeting us with licks of happiness when our time comes to be with Jesus.
Take Care of yourself~
Blessings and Healthy Regards,
Karen and Jerry