Losing a Beloved Pet

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston The sadness and the joy Watching an old dog or cat grow increasingly frail as he nears the end of his life is so painful. We know we have the ability to end that pet’s suffering by resorting to euthanasia—a good death—so ending his pain and giving him peace. But determining the right time to take that much...

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Cats and Gardeners

Animal Chatter By Iris Winston Be a tolerant neighbour I received an anonymous note in the mail last week. Written in capital letters, the six-word message screamed: KEEP YOUR DAM [sic] CATS AT HOME. It bothered me for a number of reasons. First, I worry that the anger demonstrated by those hastily scrawled words could spell danger for...

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