It has been a real privilege and a pleasure to follow Angus and his stories of their lives in Italy and France with Wilf and Digby. Sadly they lost Digby two years ago, and today, Wilf. I have cried a few times since I read this blogpost, like many other readers.
I know Wilf had the best death we can offer a pet. At home, in a familiar places surrounded by the people who loved him. Loved and respected.
As a vet and fellow dog owner, this is how it should be and I am so glad for them that it was... but I know it is not true for many pet owners, or people.
At the moment I am studying this subject with one of my vet nursing classes- how can we help people with pet loss, particularly euthanasia. The topic is something vets often do not deal with well and I want them to see this as a shining example....
To quote Angus:
A journey completed with dignity. Laughter to the end. All dogs , all people , should go like this. Gently. Unafraid. Loved. Respected.
Give me a couple of hours and Wilf will lie next to his brother, on top of the ridge, sheltered by the old oak trees. A view to the mountains . A spot where the house lights linger at night. A good place for a family hero.
Au Revoir Wilfee x and Sincere condolences to Angus and "the Font".