The loss of our best friend

Monday the 14th April 2008 saw the passing of our beloved clinic cat/boss "Shelley". With Shelley being an integral long term part of the team it made the sorrow unbearable for us.

Shelley had chosen the Essendon Vet Clinic as her home around 18 years ago, when she wandered in to the clinic as a stray and decided that it was a good enough place to stay. Shelley lived quite a peaceful life and rarely asked for anything (except when some of us had a really nice lunch).

Shelley went through life having a few illness' such as Triaditis, lymphoma, and arthritis to name a few. It was in her last week that she started giving signals to us that her quality of life was poor. It was the hardest decision we all had to make, but now she is at peace

We will never forget our beautiful girl Shelley, she will be with us always.

A Pets Prayer

For Shelley (Our Best Friend, Forever in Our Hearts)

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle can't be won
You will be sad I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test
We've had so many happy years
What is to come may hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer so...
When the time comes please let me go
Take me where my needs they'll tend
Only stay with me until the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see
I know in time that you will see
It is kindness you do to me
Although my tail it's last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved
Don't grieve, it should be you
Who decides this thing to do
We've been so close through the years
Don't let your heart hold any tears
Smile for we walked together
For a little while