Misty was euthanized at our local animal emergency hospital. Jeff was really trying to get Misty to hang on until morning, so we could bring her to our regular vet. He wanted it to be private, with people who knew us and Misty's condition.
Jeff's fears were unjust. The doctor at the ER could not have been kinder, gentler, or more compassionate. She even wrapped Misty up in a blanket. She told us words that helped us know we did the right thing, we gave Misty the ultimate gift. Misty wouldn't have made it until morning.
Afterward, we left behind Misty's collar by mistake. They wrapped it up tightly in pink gauze, which helped ease the pain a bit when Jeff picked it up the next day. Nothing worse than holding an empty collar.
The doctor's kindness didn't end there.....today in the mail, along with a sympathy card, I received this:
It was evidence that Misty's body had been treated with dignity, respect, and even love.
Thanks Dr. Gavin and all the staff at the ER.