Hello. THANK YOU! you were more than I had expected.
As you know, we consider our pets FAMILY. I had to put my 17 year old lab to sleep over 30 years ago, there is not a day that goes by that I still think about it.
You were very patient, very compassionate, and above all..you UNDERSTAND. You did not treat this as a “job” you did not rush us, you did not hurry the process along. and in the end.. you handled “Scooby” with grace and dignity.
We all appreciate that.
Dear Dr. Benson,
Thank you for helping me give Sophie a beautiful and peaceful passing. I was so touched by the care and comfort you provided to her in the last 30 minutes of her life. I am so grateful to you for making a sad day a bit more bearable.
I miss my Sophie, but I’m taking comfort in the fact that her final hour was as beautiful as the rest of her life was.
Thank you again,
I received your thank you card the other day in the mail, and I was so comforted by it. I knew in my heart (even as an ER nurse) that I had made the right decision the minute I met you. I knew that you understood my pain, turmoil and struggle with making the “right” decision for Tess.
I still kick myself for not thinking to auscultate her lungs, but I was thinking like a mom, not a nurse when over the course of her last 24 hours, she really went downhill fast. I was so comforted by your kind demeanor and the fact that once she received her sedative, it was like she really could “let go” and she knew that I was ok to let her go. I loved her so much. I didn’t realize that your organization was involved with police K-9’s.
My husband, who was shot and killed in the Line of Duty in December 2003 in Indiana always wanted to be K-9. He is one of the reasons I bond with GSD’s and why I adopted Tess. I know that they are happily playing together in Heaven, and that Tess’s arthritic hips no longer hurt her (even with the Meloxicam). Again, I thank you. (sorry for the rambling) : )
Tessie and Sam’s Mom
Thank you so much for coming to my home and helping Oogie transition out of mortality. I know she was ready to go, and her patience was rewarded by a peaceful end without the trauma of a trip to the vet. You were so kind and sensitive; it left me with a good memory instead of a painful one.
We did her “last rites” that very night, under the stars. It was a beautiful warm night, and a good finish.
Thank you so much for your compassion in helping us with the difficult decision. I would have to say that it was a beautiful experience. Thanks so much for staying with her while we went on our walk. I like to think that angels carried our girl away up into heaven.
It was so wonderful to be able to spend that entire last day with Lola, and I am glad that we were able to end her suffering. It is so difficult and I miss her so much, but for the first time with any pet, I have a sense of closure and feel good about the life and ending that we gave to her.
Thanks again for your work. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be on you, but you are truly amazing.
All the best,