A Pet Parent´s Dying Wish

To see their beloved pet before they die This was closely followed by arranging a romantic day out such as going on a date or wedding. Doesn´t this just speak volumes about the love that we have for our pets? And, to have that one last time, on our own death bed, to see the […]

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Unconditional Love – Even in Death

The true love of our pets 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 at U.S. Navy […]

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Honoring Squirty

He was truly Daddy´s Boy! “Thanks so much for honoring our little Squirty! We miss him so much and hope this books helps others in their time of loss. He still visits us from time to time in our dreams during those magical moments between awake and sleep. Its like he is right there beside […]

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Pet Parents: A Journey Through Unconditional Love & Grief

Coleen Ellis lost her “baby girl” in 2003, and she was devastated. No one understood how she could be so upset over losing “just a dog,” and she could never really say goodbye to her terrier-schnauzer mix, Mico. To help pet parents everywhere, she opened the first standalone pet funeral home in the United States […]

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Pet Parents Say “I Do!”

As a pet parent, we want it all for our four-legged kids! Pet Parents Say “I Do!” Ah, yes, one more area that pet parents are saying “pets are family, too!” The Wall Street Journal had another fabulous article reporting on yet another trend in the pet industry – pets in weddings! Most recently, at […]

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Honoring Joey

Remembering the love My heart broke when I got the email from Abigail. Even though I didn´t know Joey, I could feel her pain through the email message. Through Abby´s words on the paper, through the heartfelt message she sent me, her heart had just been shattered. My heart went out to her,.. With these […]

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A good read,… One Good Dog

This one will surely warm your heart – pet lover or not! He had everything. A good life. A great career. A beautiful home and family. Coming from nothing he´d made it all on his own. His heart had hardened but he had “achieved.” And, just like that, it was all gone. Yes, he´d been […]

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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! Are you one? The beginning […]

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Today – I celebrate my precious, Mico.

Another birthday passed – Another year remembered. Saturday, March 19th. A day that I will forever remember as “Mico´s birthday.” Oh yea,… I don´t know if that´s the exact date but through some simple math given what the Humane Society told me on her age when I adopted her, this seemed like the perfect day. […]

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