To Anyone Who Has Euthanized a Pet

Know that you did the right thing.

Linda Kowalchek/L.K. Smithe
5 min readFeb 20, 2024

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Mr. Buddy-Photo by author.

Later today, a wooden box with “Mr. Buddy” engraved on it will be delivered to my home, along with a plaster paw print and a copy of the “Rainbow Bridge” poem, which I will never read because it is too sad.

The delivery man from the pet cremation service will speak softly and ask me questions about Mr. Buddy in an attempt…

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Linda Kowalchek/L.K. Smithe

Writing about real life. Proponent of the passive voice and bringing “that” back. Member of the typewriter generation. Reach me at Linda.kowalchek@gmail.com