February 9th 2010 11:23 am
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Mawmee got a card in the mail today. The front of the card has a pretty rainbow with the Rainbow Bridge story.
Here is what the inside of the card said:
Dear Strickland Family:
The Doctors and Staff of Crestwood Veterinary Hospital wish to express their heartfelt sympathy with your recent loss of Calvin. Losing a special friend is always difficult because of the close bond we share with them. Comfort can be found in the special memories they gave us that will last eternally.
To honor Calvin's memory, the Doctors and Staff of Crestwood Veterinary Hospital have made a monetary donation to the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation. This donation helps support our work to improve the lives of animals and people through education.
The Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation
Isn't that way cool? I'm sure my vet lady and my favorite vet tech, Sarah, were chillaxin in the break room one day and started talking about me. They decided I was so pawsome that they wanted to take money from the gals at the front desk and donate it to this big foundation.
I wonder if there is a brick with my name on it or something? There is probably a big statue in the halls of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation building for everyone to see.
I wonder if they want one of my paintings to hang in the entryway? Dang, I think I'm more famous now that I'm up here at the bridge! Thanks to the vets and staff at my vet office for honoring me in such a nice way!
Calvin like everyone you met here on earth you must have left a great lasting impression on them. You were a brave fighter right up until the end. I miss you here on earth mate.
AWESOME and conga rats to ewe.....!!!!!!
if I toll ya once, I've toll ya some mor times how much of a cool kitteh you iz.....now de whole state of kentucky will noe just how cool you be.....
AND people from de nearby states like ohio, indiana, jersey, oregon, montana..what else is by ewe.....oh yea......uh...california, they will noe how cool ewe iz tue coz when they are like drivin..and they cross de state line, and there's that big sign that reads kentucky welcomes ewe....home of calviin...well, there you have it....
peace out N rock on buddy
Wow you really do have pawsome vets Calvin! They sent your Mum a pawprint and some of your fur and now they have honoured your memory in such a lovely way. As always, you obviously made a big impression, good for you pal, you rock! Big (manly) love Jaffa.
I imagine they're gonna name the building after you!!!!
Wow- that is really awesome of them!
Dude, congratulations! You definitely deserve this special honor, and it was very thoughtful of the vet to do this. It just goes to show that you were just as adorable and loved in person as you were in Catsterland!
I am glad they recognized your specialness Calvin, in such a great way... What an honor....for the people at the vets... Love, Chelsea
What a pawsome thing for them to do. I hope they feed your statue some Tiki!
How very pawsome !!
You deserve it Calvin....knead on!!
You are SPECIAL Calvin, to so many. We are not a bit surprised you were so honored by your vets. On yes, the girls think I look so handsome in my Valentine Calvin Collar! Thanks!!
How sweet they were to do this for you sweet Calvin.
Calvin, Momma says our vet does that too! Isn't it great? Ours sends a contribution to the University of Illinois Veterinary School when one of us passes on to the Rainbow Bridge. I think ALL vets should do this...it shows real compassion and caring about us and our loving furrmilies! :-)
Alaidh's vet did something similar. That's wonderful. :)
That's so wonderful....my vet did the same for me...my donation went to Purdue University.....she also sent one for Lilah and even for my grandma's dog who hadn't been her client for several years....That's one reason why we go to her....plus she cuddles with us before the exams to make us calm! I'll bet your donation was extra special....because you are extra special! Love ya, Calvin! Ava!
Our vet does this too. We think it's a great way to honor all our beloved friends who go to the bridge.
That is awful nice of them! Purrsonally? I think they should name a building after you and put one of your portraits up in the entryway hall like they do at some human hospitals.
How pawsome Calvin!
Now all of Kentucky will know what a special kittie you are. That was very sweet of them.
knead on my friend...........
Aw, Bud....very impressive! We orange cats are VERY special. Man, and you are really one cool dude! Look for my sister for me....her name is Girlie...and give her our love. You'll like her a lot...she's SO beautiful and SO sweet. Maybe you guys can get married and have lots of kids! You will be missed..
Thats pawsome! Congrats dude!