Christy Anstett

Feb 23, 2018

Dr. Walters came to my home on Friday 8/28/15 to euthanize my kitty Cotton, also known as KeeKee, Burrito, CB (Cotton Ball) and Mishk. We loved her so dearly and I’m still quite distraught but wanted to not only thank Kary but to thank you as an organization for even existing. Dr. Magnuson must be the most wonderful man along with his staff to help people with the care of their pets before and after their death. Dr. Walters hugged me and held my arm while my beloved Cotton was dying and I may not have been able to make it through without that support and kindness. I understand you have an open area where you spread the ashes and that is such a better image than what I imagine most clinics doing. My sweetie was about 12 years old and had cancer that spread quite quickly and I could not imaging her going through any pain or suffering. She used to come up to me any time I was crying and lick my arm. I was so lucky with both of my cats, I have Flannel too, who is quite sad right now as well. Cotton was loving but quite timid and we often thought she may have been abused before we got her since she was so scared of everything, we just let her be who she was and she paid us back over and over again with her adorableness. I can never have her back but I am coming to terms with the fact that I did the best thing for her. I am so grateful to my parents for paying for the service in my home as Cotton was traumatized by her surgery(to remove the tumor) and I just couldn’t imagine having to bring her back to a veterinary clinic. The booklet you give to the pet parents is very helpful. It’s hard to cope when so many people think animals are “just” animals but now I know that doesn’t concern me. I loved my pet how I wanted and miss her how I want and cry when I darn well please. I know I have a long road ahead and will continue to think of the good times I had with my girl and that she was with me during her final breath. I couldn’t have asked for more.

From the bottom of my heart
Thank you!

Christy Anstett

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