On behalf of the staff at Aidmore Animal Clinic, we are honored to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed. We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please feel free to complete the following Pet Memorial Form in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
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REMI Whittle (as remembered by Allen Whittle) 5/23/2005 - 5/18/2017
Dear Drs. Lynn Simons and Katrea Howard
The story of Remi...
I'm writing this message because my life will be forever changed as Remi passed away this Thursday afternoon from the affects of cancer, and while cancer is a cruel disease, and he was uncomfortable, he never showed signs that he was in any intense pain, he was laying in his bed with me laying beside him when he passed away. I am writing this on a memorial page but not to mourn his loss but to celebrate his life. Remi came to me when he was about 2 years old. he had a skin disorder and nobody wanted to handle him. When I got him I took him to my vet then, and was told we could fix him up with steroid shots, and it worked, skin cleared up and he was like new, only problem was every month he had to have the shots or they came back. One day I noticed he was drinking a lot of water and urinating heavily, back to the vet we went and found out he had developed diabetes, from the steroid shots, So please if your reading this, please let Remi's life experience help you, find a good vet that can help you find the right way to manage your dogs disease.
Thats brings me to Aidmore, you guys took on the challenge of helping us to cope and deal with this disease. Which by the way the skin disorder disappeared with the development of the diabetes. You helped us regulate the diabetes, but that what makes you guys amazing is when we were having trouble getting it under control, instead of just keep trying and spending unnecessary money, you found a specialist that could help and the same when the blindness from the diabetes came, instead of just trying to deal with it, you found another specialist that was actually able to give him his sight back. And even then when the cancer came, once again you continued to be his primary care giver but found another specialist to slow the cancer down and gave him more life to live. When I say live Remi lived with diabetes and after the eye surgery, his vision for 6 years, yes years and he lived an amazing life to have been through so much and to have such a love for life, when people would see him they could believe he was diabetic, even some of the specialist couldn't believe he was diabetic. He lived life to the fullest, from going on long walks leading the way, to chasing the cat round and round the kitchen island, to playing with his sister, and so much more. All of this is a credit to Aidmore, as they were always there when we needed them and even know they could have just kept trying to treat him, they chose to spend the time and find help to deal with the different problems. These two doctors and their staff genuinely care about their patients and there welfare and are an amazing group of people. I think as far as Remi was concerned, they were family.
Thanks to all of you, for the kind and caring support you gave us. May all your hopes and dreams come true. Remi Whittle and Allen
Thomas - 1996? - 2013
Thomas was born in the woods behind the clinic in approximately 1996. He never strayed far but would never let us get close. Over the years he eventually trusted us enough not to run away when we went out to feed him. Our dear friend and co-worker Pam Blackstone decided she was going to make friends with Thomas. It took a lot of patience, treats, and a few shared McDonalds meals, but eventually he trusted her and a few staff members enough to pet his head. It didn't take long for him to start demanding affection (and treats) all the time from our staff. Pam was his true love, whenever she walked outside he was quickly by her side. He even started following her inside, getting braver and venturing further each time until he became a fixture on the reception counter
Pam was diagnosed with cancer and eventually was unable to continue working. She came to visit often, with Thomas making sure he stayed with her every visit. Pam lost her battle with cancer on January 21, 2012. Thomas grieved with us and shared our pain. He also provided us with comfort and love. He gave back to us the gifts that Pam gave to him.
Thomas developed serious health problems and was happy to live his final days as an indoor kitty. He left us on August 28, 2013. We have no doubt he found his angel Pam and they are watching over us.