In this day and age, when it seems like everyone is bickering about everything, it's easy to lose sight of the kindness and compassion that connects us.

As mean and angry as the world may appear to be, we are surrounded by people who dedicate their lives to helping others. These are the unsung heroes of our society; our teachers, social workers, nurses, and the list goes on and on.

Among those incredible human beings are those who take care of our pets. Just imagine how much sadness and heartbreak they see on a daily basis. Yet, they somehow remain positive, supportive and encouraging.

There are many amazing people who work at all of the veternary clinics in our town. This article is a tribute to a few of the very best, the wonderful men and women at the Tri-State Veternary Clinic in Cheyenne. 

This week my wife and I lost a member of our family. Our dog Fred was diagnosed with a tumor in his stomach and we were told he didn't have long. 

They sent Fred home with some steroids that would help ease his pain and told us to enjoy our final weekend. As sad as we were, we were able to give our friend the sendoff that he deserved.

On Monday, when we took Fred back to the clinic to say goodbye, the staff at Tri-State welcomed us like members of their family.

They assured us that we were doing the right thing. They offered hugs and genuine, heart-felt words of consolation. And they didn't charge us a penny for the procedure.

Then, they went above and beyond and showed the true meaning of the term customer service. Yesterday, they delivered a red rose and a card to our house. It was a simple, unexpected gesture that meant a lot.

As sad as this week has been, my wife and I were overwhelmed by the kindness they showed us.

The next time you take your pet to the vet, whereever you take them, make sure to thank the good people who work there. They are extraordinary.


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