Medium Stephen Wakeling Answers Your Questions

My "Kiki"
Date: 7 February 2013

Hello Stephen,

I'm sure you get thousands of emails and can only respond to so many. I hope mine stands out today. I lost my companion, my soulmate, my right arm, Kiki, my Shih-tzu of 11 years three days ago. I have not been able to sleep or eat properly and the grief is almost unbearable. She has been my only constant in a turbulent 11 years. She has moved to three states with me and been the most loyal and loving companion I could have asked for human or animal! I know this is probably no different than every other pet owner that calls you regarding their loss, but I really need some answers. I put her down because she was suffering. She was on 5 pills a day for her Cushings disease, fluid in her lungs and an enlarged heart which probably meant she had heart disease. She was up every morning between 4-5 am and I was her hospice. I would give her the medicine so she could breathe again and stop hacking and once she stopped wheezing I would have her sleep again. She did not lose her appetite and continued trying to run and enjoy her life. But I felt she was still needlessly suffering.

Here is my query, I spoke to a pet reader who told me that Kiki is confused and doesn't understand why I put her to sleep. I have been in agony about this and I don't understand how this could be true. Could you please tell me if she was right or careless in her advice to me. She also told me that she would not reincarnate into another pet of mine and when I crossed over she would be in transition to come down to be with someone else. I just felt it was all uncaring.

I could really use some caring advice or insight.

Thank you very much in advance.

Messages In This Thread

My "Kiki" -- Iris -- 7 February 2013
Re: My "Kiki" -- Stephen Wakeling -- 12 February 2013