End Of Life Care
This is Miss K at the Ala Moana Beach Park. In this picture she's sniffing my necklace, but usually you'd find Miss K romping in the grass and trying to eat anything in front of her. Luckily, I made sure the only thing she swallowed was from her food bowl after a dog walk in Kakaako while pet sitting. As a dog sitter I cared for Miss K several times a week for over eight years. I adored Miss K and was honored when her "mommy" included me in a compassionate, home euthanasia ceremony. It was time for Miss K to go over the rainbow bridge.
With a lei for Miss K I escorted Dr. Carolyn Naun of Arms Of Aloha to their home in Kakaako. Miss K, now a senior pet, was resting peacefully in her mommy's arms on the comfortable couch. Arms Of Aloha had a beautiful ritual that honored the life of Miss K and laid her to rest. Miss K's mommy and I, in tears, expressed our love for this precious canine while Dr. Naun held space. Over eight years of pet care for Miss K flashed in front of me as she closed her eyes for good. I will always remember how she smiled when I walked in the room to take her on a dog walk. She even let me give her subcutaneous fluids and medicine when she most needed it. The mutual trust we had for each other was priceless.