We also want to give a shout out to Dr. Lisa Brienen at Mercy Vet. Dr. Brienen has been wonderful throughout this whole process. In fact, the whole of Mercy Vet’s staff has been wonderful. I know this is useless for those who are not in the Seattle area but no thankful Thursday about Georgia would be complete without a note. From the first moment talking to their receptionist was heaven sent. Remedies were often mailed to me as I am out of their immediate area. We were only required to go in for a couple of visits and then annually.
I credit their compassion and understanding of naturopathic veterinary care for the fact that Georgia lived a full two years longer than anyone ever expected.
We are blessed to live in this area. I know many people in the natural healing community often hear of veterinarians doing natural medicine but it’s often a hit or miss or cookbook formula medicine. Mercy Vet practices only forms of natural medicine and Dr. Brienen has extensive training in traditional homeopathy. That is the only medicine we used with Georgia. Cheysuli has had some other natural remedies (such as a natural toothpaste for her tooth and reiki from the veterinary technician as she woke from her dental). I wish more people had access to clinics like this. I wish Jeanie Kraft had access to a clinic of healers like this because it can get lonely being the only person doing what you do!
I will note that due to differing laws covering veterinary medicine and the issue of licensure from state to state, the veterinarians at Mercy Vet only treat patients in Washington, although they often do phone consultations.
Finally, there were some wonderful people like Sanjee’s Mom who did Reiki to help Georgia cross and KC who did the nice graphic for Georgia and others who just went out of their way to be thoughtful. We would like to thank them for all their help. We’d also like to thank those who lit candles and gave her good thoughts for her journey across. When we posted our original good bye Georgia post we wanted to list all the cats who had gone before…. alas our community has too many to name and we would have felt horrible missing even one cat (or especially missing one cat!) It is wonderful to be part of a community that understands that pets are not “just animals” but family members.