Warning: This Article is About Expectations

Warning: This Article is About Expectations

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPVCertified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian I am a rabid Outlander fan. I’m a rabid book fan in general. I’m almost always delighted to see a favorite book become a movie or TV show. Over the years, I’ve noticed that there are...
What’s in Your Suitcase?

What’s in Your Suitcase?

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian On a recent trip, I took this photograph of my family’s suitcases. Can you guess which one is mine? Did you guess “the big one”? Why? Maybe because I’m a woman, and so I must bring too...
NASA

NASA

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian Space movies make me cry. The Martian, Apollo 13, Space Camp (yes, Space Camp – don’t judge me, I grew up in the 80s). It’s not the beauty of space or the analysis of the lives of human...
The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

The Quality of Life Question We All Should Be Asking

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian In 2016, I lost my dachshund, Muggle, to Cognitive Dysfunction. This brain disease of “doggy Alzheimer’s” is one that steals not only our pets but our own peace of mind. Just like in...
Why Working on My Own Pets is THE WORST

Why Working on My Own Pets is THE WORST

By Cherie T. Buisson, DVM, CHPV Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian I’ll tell you two secrets: 1. I hate taking care of my own (including my family’s) pets 2. I rarely let anyone else do it. This isn’t an indictment of my family members, their pets, or...