“To the staff of Hoschton Animal Hospital,I wanted to thank you all for taking care of our dong, Mingus, in his final moments yesterday. I had always heard stories of faithful dogs doing amazing things in their final moments, and I normally chalked these up as tales of lore. Mingus was my first dog, and he taught me many life lessons. His last being to believe the tales people tell of faithful dogs.
Mingus had not being doing well lately. He was 14 and had all the problems that come with it. My wife, Kristin, had recently injured her foot and needed surgery. Together, they were the crippled couple that needed extra attention the last few weeks. It was something we joked about around the house and it felt like a senior citizen’s home at times.
Kristin had surgery yesterday on her foot and ankle. When we got home from the hospital, Mingus was in his usual spot in our bedroom. He usually greeted us at the door, even in this last few days of stiff legs and curled spine. We knew something wasn’t right when he wasn’t standing in the hallway. He was hardly breathing and barely responsive. Kristin was able to say goodbye as I raced to pick up our kids from day camp to let them have one last visit. Once everyone was there, Mingus put his head up one last time as we petted him. We truly believe that Mingus hung in there to make sure Kristin came back home ok and to be with the kids one last time. It was then that I called Hoschton Animal Hospital. It was time.Once loaded in my truck, we came to you and I had one last moment with him in the backseat as he let go. As awful of a moment as it was, it was the most peaceful moment I could have asked for.
Thank you for your help in getting Mingus inside and for arranging for cremation. When I called Deceased Pet Care this morning, everything had been lined up by Deb and taken care of. I could not have asked for a smoother service. Your excellent staff and care will not be forgotten by our family.”
– Thank you, Jeremy H.