Overnight I had her on rotating sealed bags of ice. Double bag, my friends, double bag. I learned that the hard way and poor Meow got a little wet on her dead butt. Late night hair dryer + cat in rigor mortis is the comic scene of the century, tell you what. Cue Yakety Sax.
Caitlin runs YouTube channel Order of the Good Death. She is a mortician who is passionate about approaching death positively, cognizant of its natural place in all life.
This is her lovely post about at-home pet euthanasia, a kitty wake, and the burial of her friend, The Meow.
Having recently done some serious thinking about my cats’ end of life plans, this post seemed like a particularly sweet balm. Loss is always hard, but facing it with courage, honesty, and love can help death be non-traumatic and even healing.