I said goodbye to my one and only Heart Cat, Maple, on Saturday Feb 20 – which was coincidentally #NationalLoveYourPet day. I’ve never loved a pet more – she was my comfort, my familiar, my daemon, and my Patronus. She got me through 15 years of autoimmune and the complications they bring. She got me through pain and loss. She was always by my side, always my best friend.
Dr. Simko came into our home in our time of sadness and helped us let Maple go with dignity, compassion, and grace. She treated Maple with kindness, respect, and gentleness and allowed us to give Maple the very best gift – a peaceful transition to eternal rest in the comfort of her own home, on her favorite pillow and blanket, with her favorite people close by. Every pet deserves this end-of-life care, and I know that I’ll be welcoming Dr. Simko back when that time comes for all of my pets. I thank her from the bottom of my heart, and I know Maple does, too.