Dear Dr. Katie, The last 4 months have been the some of the hardest of my life. I knew that Hershey was getting older and not doing what he normally enjoyed, but he really got sick and deteriorated very quickly.
He had to stay for several days at the emergency vet, and he was never quite the same after that experience. He got very Leary of the vets and the vet office. He was never scared about being there before that time. It was also very hard to try to get him in and out of the car, even with the stairs we bought for him.
I can’t thank you enough for coming to our home. It put him a ease. No more vet office, no more worry, no more pain. He was so stoic till the very end. I believe he did that for me.
He was my best friend for 11 years. He was my one true constant through my difficult young adulthood. He loved me unconditionally. I loved him the same. He kept me healthy and active, and got me out of bed some days just cause I knew he depended on me.
I am not good with technology, so I hope you receive the picture I send with this e-mail. This is how I will remember my boy, glowing, full of life, loving the outside, ready for the next tennis ball/ride/walk, or the next dog park swim. I will also remember all the days of returning from a horrible shift at work ( nursing) to a happy bundle of energy and love.
I will probably never have children, but he was mine. I know you only met him that once, but, you treated him and me so gently and with such respect. There are not words to describe my gratitude. Thank you for what you do and your kind heart.
Thank you so much for your services; you were able to make the best out of a very sad situation and I am grateful for that. I have already recommended you to other pet owners I know that are in the beginning stages of the process of making this difficult decision and will continue to do so…again, thanks so much for making our family’s last moments with KC positive and peaceful.
Many of us have had to ask ourselves what to do when the best of the best, angelic like friend, who has loved you for so long unconditionally, for so many years, is old, ill and fading fast. I just had to make that decision 5 months ago and today. My beloved Bella Duvet and Misty Moonlight are now at peace and with God.
The best thing I ever did was contact you. You came to my house promptly in your powder blue Volkswagon (the color of the sky), and helped launch my beloved pets to Rainbow Bridge where they are now waiting patiently for me. I truly believe that God has sent these beautiful, perfect, loving creatures to us to prove his/her testimonial, unconditional love for us. This has been the happiest 18 years of my life because of Misty and Bella. They were my best friends and now I will be sad for awhile because of their loss.
Thank you Dr. Katie for your tenderness, loving and caring ways. You are truly another angel sent to me and others. Bella, Misty and I thank you tremendously.
Thank you Dr. Hilst for your services yesterday. Your presence made a difficult day more peaceful.
Your thoughtful (clay) foot print of Jazzy means a lot to our whole family.
Upon referral from Companion Animal Hospital, you assisted Poindexter’s transition (our sweet but nervous little black kitty who had squamous cell carcinoma in his lower jaw). We were very grateful that you could come to our home on such short notice over the weekend – and greatly appreciated the card and paw print. The paw print is an especially nice touch that we will treasure, and I also wanted to specifically thank you for that.
Dr. Katie, Thank you so much for coming to Mercury’s rescue on such short notice. We had been so concerned about not having his own vet take care of him and you were so kind, gentle and compassionate; we were blessed. You made a very painful time for us as comforting as it could be.
Huge hole in our hearts today while we remember our Forest. Thank you, Katie, for making the transition easy for him and us.
Dear Dr. Katie,
I was blessed with one of the most special dogs on the planet. When the time came that he was no longer enjoying himself and was feeling poorly, your support and comforting strength made a devastating day more bearable. It is hard to find the words to convey exactly how important that is to me.
Thank you for doing what you do-
I truly mean all that, it’s not just a tribute for the site….
Dear Dr. Katie, In this time-ruled world humankind looks for God. God is the primordial waters that flows through us all. Not by chance you came into our lives and so sweetly delievered Maizey home. Your kind, gentle,expert, manner set us both at ease. I will miss her, but am comforted that we went to the next life aided by a loving spirit called Dr. Katie Hilst. My thanks and love.
I had to have my 21 year old cat, Sorrow, put to rest in 2010. I contacted Dr. Hilst and she was very compassionate. When she came to the house, she answered our questions and told us what to expect with the procedure. She thoughtfully brought clay to make an imprint of my cat’s paw, which I hadn’t thought of and would have deeply regretted not getting. She helped make the end of life for a cat, who I shared two decades with, as positive experience as it could have been.