Natasha was an ill and frail kitty. She had very little time left for this world. Since this was my first time touching her, I did gentle, superficial massage for a few minutes to see how receptive she was. After about five minutes she got up and went to the kitchen to get a bite to eat. Then she came back asking for more. Of course I gave her more…as much as she wanted.
Her mom was pleased with Natasha's response and acceptance. Since we knew Natasha wasn't going to be around much longer, I showed her mom some soothing techniques she could use to give her and Natasha both comfort. When Natasha passed away just a couple days later, her mom told me she was happy that she had been able to give Natasha extra comfort and bonding time in those last special days.
I have a wonderful mission on this earth!
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Critter Case Studies profile unique experiences our associates have when we engage our clients during pet sitting, dog walking or pet massage.