Of late, I’ve given a lot of thought to the dilemma of end of life care for our pets. Each individual and each family as an entity, is going to approach this entirely from different points of view. I’ve received phone calls from perfect strangers who were consumed with guilt over how they handled the issue with a beloved pet and were turning to me for advice – poor souls, they! Others, grieve and move on. Also times have changed so radically that I find that I often feel dizzy when I open my eyes and see where the veterinary medical community is today and where it’s headed for tomorrow. For a younger person, this all may seem routine, while for some one of my age and background, it’s difficult to shake off the barnyard offal and get with the program as it is presented by today’s standards. What’s right and how far should we go? It’s only been in the last month that I discovered “pet hospice.” Am I in the ozone or what? Apparently it’s been around for quite some time. … AND imagine my surprise that a founder of a pet hospice foundation resides right here in my own home town! http://www.pethospice.org/
So, what do you all think? I’m not revealing my thoughts, muddled or otherwise, due to understandable angst at revealing my dark side. However, it may be an option to consider for some people.