Anne on January 7th, 2014

Yesterday, January 6, 2014, we lost Blanca. She had been diagnosed with Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis (CAE), and she was at a point that was, essentially, endstage CAE. It was a very sad day, and it is a very sad time.

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Anne on July 18th, 2010

In the past several years, I have dealt with the deaths of far too many beloved pets. It always hurts – hurts like hell – to say “goodbye” to a loved one. But I have learned, the hard way, that sometimes the pain is balanced by the incredible intimacy of being allowed the privilege of being with your pet at the very end. Of having every last second with them, and of witnessing their exit from this world. Of being the one to be with them at that moment.

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Anne on July 16th, 2010

Some things have always been true about me. These include my always having had a soft spot for animals, and my always being willing to rise to the occasion – to try to do something, anything – if I think that I can make a difference. While I didn’t think of it in those terms way back when, it turns out that I was this way even as a young child. Here’s an example.

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