This interview with veterinarian, Dr. Edward Bassingthwaite, explores the energetic movement of an animal's soul after death. We talk about both sudden death and expected death such as euthanasia.
This interview, on The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola, explores the nuts and bolts of dying well, being a death doula, and ways to honour the death of animals and trees.
My beloved cat, Luna, was killed by a car in January of 2019. The shock and grief were enormous, but I’ve eventually found some healing. Here’s the story of her death and our ritual responses to it.
I recently did a euthanizing ceremony for Artie, a family’s beloved cat. The vet came to the house, so the whole family (including Panther, the other cat) could be part of it. It was both very sad, and very beautiful.
Lisa and Marie are nine-year-old twins. Their mom, Molly, called me one day because Zoe, the family’s almost-20-year-old cat, was in her dying time. Zoe had lost weight, and her body was clearly shutting down.
King was an active dog, and when he stopped running along the trails his owners knew something wasn’t right. A couple of vet appointments and a blood test confirmed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, an incurable disease.