We all take pictures of our pets, but do you have a whole body picture of them? If your pet darts out the door, could you easily post a picture on the local lost & found social media sites alerting people to be on the lookout? If the unthinkable happens, are you prepared?
Many of you were greeted by a woman in our lobby, simply known as "Cathy's Mom". She would come to work every day with me, to be picked up by the Wheels bus, to attend Active Day Adult Day Care while I worked, then return each afternoon for our ride home. She loved seeing your pets, joking with Kacie "to try to be good" and asking Dr. Bev everytime she saw him 'how you doing?". Mom passed away on December 17th from a fall at home. She died peacefully and relatively quickly, instead of suffering the long agonizing death that as an Alzheimer's victim usually would have had to suffer. And even though I'm still in shock of losing her, I'm thankful for all the time I got to spend with her in life, as her child, throughout caring for her in her time of need and during her hospital stay. I want to personally thank everyone here at Tates Creek for pulling together, filling in for me and allowing me to be by her side throughout it all, until the end. Many small businesses couldn't have allowed it, even if an employee had sick time to cover the absence. Many small businesses still are struggling from the recession and trying to grow again to what they once were, while having a skeleton staff that works overtime to cover all the needs of its patrons. But I have the pleasure to not work for just a small business. I work with an extended family. Through good times and bad, I can count on them. And they can always count on me. That's how I was raised. My mom did a great job of that.
Thank you all for everything.
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Cathy-Licensed Vet tech with 28 year experience.