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Gayle Nastasi, animal consultant and author

Farewell, Kirby, Old Friend

I hope the rivers of heaven are cool and clear, and filled with all of the delightful aquatic vegetation treats that Plecos love best, old friend. It’s just not going to be the same around here without you.

July 28, 2020

Creature Thoughts, Aug 2018: Forever, Stars

I know that Stars would want to thank everyone, all her friends and fans, for all of the love that has been sent her way. Some might say a Starling wouldn’t understand enough to feel grateful for such love. But I know, and you know, that Stars would. She would call you all her hamsters, her very favorite word to use about things that made her happy. And you are all my hamsters, too.

August 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fly Free, my darling Stars

Stars, the Amazing Starling, has gone beyond. Farewell, my special friend, my little teacher, my communicator, my Mommy’s Bird. June 26th, 2008 – July 15th, 2018

July 15, 2018

Creature Thoughts, January 2016

I know that many of you have been through similar situations. You have adopted animals who, for one reason or other, had their worlds turned upside down. Some had families who had to move and couldn’t take the pets. Others got lost themselves, and never found again. Others, like Ryder, were grieving for the loss of their owners to age or illness. Ryder’s presence in our home, and in my heart, have given me a greater appreciation of what I’ve attempted to help so many of you through.

How courageous these dear beings are. It is truly an honor to be chosen to provide the comfort and love the animals need to once again trust that their world, this new world, is a safe one.

January 2, 2016

A Limited Return

I hope to be able to start taking consultation appointments again the weekend of October 17th. However, these will be very limited at first, with the following necessary restrictions:

October 11, 2015

His Song Has Changed

Amala Ziven Prokyon

“Kai”

July 21st, 2002 – October 3rd, 2015

October 4, 2015

A Brief Update, and a Thank You

I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, and all the support we have been shown.

October 2, 2015

Kai, my champion….

Why am I hurting so deeply over the inevitable loss of Kai, which his vets say will happen only weeks from now? I guess to those who love their animal family members, that is mostly obvious. For me, it goes deeper. Many people say that they “would not be here if not for their animals”. For me, however, that is not just a sentimental metaphor, or even a deeply ingrained feeling. It is a literal truth.

September 2, 2015

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