by Kelsey Beth Carpenter
Euthanasia. The word itself makes all our stomachs drop. It is a gift to pets and a curse to owners – having the power to decide is something we are not comfortable with. However, when going through the euthanasia process with your own pets, you are in a position to make numerous decisions that can change the course of the overall process. As a Veterinary Technician, I witness euthanasias on a daily basis. Let me share from personal experience the 5 things I wish every pet owner knew.
1. I knew my girlfriend – now wife – was cool because she made an effort to get along with my friends and family.
They all love her and she loves them. She’s also able to have a calm discussion about housework/bills/rent without it turning into an arguement.
She loves horror movies, drinks pints of lager and gives me a heads-up when I’m acting like a dickhead.
She’s my best friend. The highlight of my day is coming home from work to see her beautiful smiling face.
Also, she was – and still is – very open minded in the sex department.
In 2015 in the state of Indiana, Animal Protection League started a program in Pendleton correctional facility called F.O.R.W.A.R.D.
The idea behind this initiative is to take animals from a cat shelter and place them in the correctional facility so inmates could take care of them. The program quickly proved to be beneficial for both the adorable cats and inmates.
Many cats who end up at the shelter, often have a long history of abuse and mistreatment, thus leaving them unable to socialize with humans properly.
(Photo by Lucas Marconnet)
We are the first intelligent animals to know that death is inevitable and that will happen to us some day. It’s a scary thought. However, death may actually be the most beautiful thing we have.
Right now we believe that we have one consciousness, but we don’t.
Our consciousness is incredibly complicated.
The brain has multiple neuronal groups, each responsible for a small part of our whole conscious.
And each of those neuronal groups are made up of billions of individual neurons.
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