“And there it was, that lump in my throat…
Everyone once in a while the Human Animal Bond is palpable.
I feel it even after 17 years of Small Animal Medicine.”
A few weeks ago, my next client appeared around the corner of the treatment room, he was a clean cut older gentle man. He reminded me of someone from the 40’s, well slicked back hair, white t shirt, belt and blue jeans. He laid his dog on the table. I examined the dog that was showing multiple signs of a dog that was well past his prime. After further examination I regrettably determined that his dog had advanced stages of cancer and that it appeared to have spread to multiple areas of his body.
And there it was that lump in my throat as I looked at this gentleman loving look at his dog and say.
“Well, it was you and me for a long time and now it’s just going to be me”.
I could feel the love and companionship this dog had offered his owner, they were a team.