My beloved cat, Luna, was killed by a car. The shock and grief were enormous, and here’s the story of her death and our ritual responses to it.
Holistic vet Dr. Edward Bassingthwaighte interviews Sarah about what happens, energetically and spiritually, as an animal dies and how to prepare for euthanasia.
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 and it was time to say goodbye.
When King no longer responded to me, I knew I had to help him die with grace. “How do I do that?” I asked. Sarah knew and her compassion was as valuable as her knowledge.
This episode is dedicated to Sarah’s deceased cat, Luna, and all those who are suffering grief over the death of a beloved animal, or tree friend, or natural landscape.