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Eased dog’s pain

We put our 13 year old Belgian Shepherd, Roger, down recently. Our vet came immediately after I called. He gave Roger a relaxant and painkiller. For the next several minutes the three of us gently stroked his ailing body, telling him how much we loved him. Dr. Facino asked if we were ready to let him go. We said our last good-byes, then, lying on the blanket from our bed, Roger quietly slipped away … It was a holy time for us all … made bearable by the compassion, generosity and kindness of a quiet, gentle, dedicated Dr. Kevin Facino.

Catherine and Alan Johnston

Rough and Ready

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