Pele has been with me for 18 years, since she was weened as a kitten. She has been a wonderful companion through thick and through thin. It was a sad moment last night when Richard and I met at the vet’s office and had to euthanize her. I’ve had to euthanize pets before, but none as beloved as Pele. If any of you reading this are in the Cleveland area, specifically Cleveland Heights, I highly recommend Mandel Veterinary Clinic. The staff was as caring, respectful and sympathetic as any vet I’ve ever taken my pets to in my life. After a physical exam for Pele, we were escorted to a “grief room” where we could spend some time with Pele. There were several steps to the procedure, but I was allowed to hold her through the entire process. As much as I despise having to make these kinds of decisions, every vet I checked with in the last month (many) told me that her time had come. I finally chose the vet where we received the kindest, most tender conversations. I will certainly miss Pele, but I am thankful that her parting was handled in such a sensitive way. Thank you to all the staff at the Mandel Veterinary Clinic.
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