Lap of Love
Organized by: Elizabeth Evers-Barry
I was finally brave enough to get her. She's been hanging out with John so far... Went to work with him, took some car rides... But I think I'm ready to take care of her again.
August 20, 2016
I just had to say goodbye to one of the best friends I've ever had. Basil was my 13 year old Pekingese puppy. She's been with me through some of the best, and the worst times in my life. She licked the tears from my cheeks when I cried. Three years ago she couldn't stop wagging her tail and giving kisses to my newborn boy from the day we brought him home. That little dog had my heart, but seeing her lose mobility, go completely incontinent, and start passing blood clots as a result of the beginning stages of kidney failure plus a possible bladder infection was just too much. Tonight, a doctor from Laps of Love came to our house, and allowed me to hold her until she passed her last peaceful breath. She was shown compassion and finally mercy. An imprint of her paw was made for me, and her body taken for cremation. I can't thank Dr. Phyllis enough for being so compassionate, peaceful, and supportive. I already miss you Basil, like I would miss any dear friend that's no longer here. But I can sleep tonight knowing that my sweet baby left this earth with the upmost respect and dignity. Dr. Phyllis allowed me the freedom to take my time and say my goodbyes. I can't imagine it any other way. Let's face it though, the reality is, this process isn't cheap. My goal is to make it possible for assistance to become available so that more people can access this beautiful and dignified service. Please, help Lap of Love become more accessible to all those suffering the loss of a furry family member. Thank you