RIP, Lexi, RIP,… Your Family Loves You With All of Their Heart.

On December 31, 2013 we lost Lexi our beloved 4 footed family member for 10 and 1/2 years. Lexi had a very fast acting cancer. Lexi was a huge part of my boy’s life and even after my divorce spent special time with my x-husband, Mike.  She was a dear, shy, wonderful friend to all […]

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Let the love begin again!

Let the love begin again!

He was a stray – running around my childhood town. Mom knew that if I saw him – it would be all over! She knows her child really well, huh?! And, yes, she was right! He was such a good and gentle spirite – I couldn’t bear the thought of him not being in a […]

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Honoring Finn

The Eulogy Although today (January 8, 2013) was the first time that I met an incredibly sweet and gentle soul named Finnigan, I was fortunate enough to feel as if I already knew him. I had the great pleasure of speaking with his mom for some time, and her glowing description of her precious Finn […]

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What a bittersweet day!

Welcome Berky. Remembering Mico. Yes, my day started off with a heavy heart as I remembered this day nine years earlier when Mico died. I had foolishly thought the surgery would take her back to the “old normal” – the vivacious little puppy that was my entire world! But, it wasn´t to be – and […]

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Communication with Pet Parents is Important – In Life and In Death

Education about medical treatments is just as important as education about death care processes Here´s the article that Dr. Marty Becker shared – in its entirety: Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Can Cost Your License By James F. Wilson, DVM, JD; Christina Moore, DVM candidate 2012; Erich Roush, DVM candidate 2013 […]

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Unconditional Love – Even in Death

Hawkeye shows his love for his master and friend It was a tragedy heard round the world, the loss of numerous Navy SEALs in combat. A loss that breaks anyone´s heart; tugging at my heart even more with a son-in-law SEAL. But, what began to tug even more so at hearts was a photo taken […]

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GrandPuppies & GrandKitties!

Proud to be a GrandPuppy-Parent! Did you see CNN last week? My good friend, Jim Rudolph, made me aware of their latest finding! Grand-puppies! The latest demographic to emerge in this crazy pet world,… there are now officially “grandpuppy-parents!” And, let me tell you – they are a proud group! The beginning of the article […]

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How are you letting families honor their precious pets?

Give them an outlet to pay tribute to this love that was shared As you service families who are experiencing the loss of their precious pets, make sure that you are proving all opportunities for them to honor these losses. While there are 62% of people who own a pet – that means there are […]

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Memorialization Items for Grief Support

Give your families various options for memorialization items – they truly want choices! when it comes to honoring a beloved deceased pet, more times than not families “don´t know what they don´t know.” It´s our responsibility as a pet loss professional to have these items available and to guide our families in what their options […]

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Guiding a family through the loss of their pet

Families “don´t know what they don´t know” when it comes to their options for memorializing the loss of their pet. As a pet parent, it´s so difficult to instinctively know what the options are to honor a precious little pet when they die. In our North American culture, it´s just not natural for us to […]

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