The Hardest Job
“You have the hardest job.”
“I don’t know how you do what you do.”
These are the kinds of things we hear from clients every day when we come to help them say goodbye to a beloved pet. And it’s true – it can be hard to watch so many people going through the intense grief and sadness that comes with losing a furry family member.
But here’s what we see at each of these visits:
A family gathered around a dear old dog, showering him with the same unconditional love that he’s given them for many years.
A single person snuggling the cat who kept her company through a difficult divorce.
An older couple doting on the little dog that has filled their house with joy since their kids left home.
A young professional thanking his elderly cat for helping him through a challenging period of mental illness.
A family with grown children who’ve all come home to share stories and hugs as they say goodbye to a lifelong friend.
These scenes fill us with reverence for the human-animal bond and gratitude for the love and care these animals have both given and received in their time with their families. For us, it is a privilege to be able to help these cherished pets pass away peacefully with the people they love by their side.
So yes, we have a hard job, but it is also one that feeds our souls and gives us hope. We owe a debt of gratitude to our clients, who demonstrate every day what it means to really love an animal.
You make ours the best job in the world.