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The Perfect Urn for the World’s Most Rotten Dog

The Perfect Urn for the World’s Most Rotten Dog

Sometimes people get really confused as to how to buy an urn for their beautiful creature! I, on the other hand, look at almost anything and can see not an urn, but a vessel for permanent memorialization. Follow me here with not only some of my decisions, as well as...

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Awakening Gratitude

Awakening Gratitude

Before COVID-19 changed our lives, my busy travel and teach-ing schedule had me hopping. Most mornings after I woke up, I went straight to work. I had a love-hate relationship with the adrenaline of stress and was a slave to emails, itineraries, deadlines and flight...

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Irreplaceable Loss

Irreplaceable Loss

It's always an honor to feature contributing writers. Thank you to Jim Vought for taking time to pen these thoughts, and helpful reflections. Bridget was a red, long haired Dachshund, and Phillip was a black, white, and tan short haired Dachshund. They lived with...

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The messiness of pet loss and pet grief

The messiness of pet loss and pet grief

It was such an interesting week at Dr. Wolfelt’s Center for Loss. I love taking time to learn, to grow and to enhance my personal and professional development skills. This course, Becoming a Grief Educator, was certainly right up my alley and in my wheelhouse! It was...

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Remembering Big Harry

Remembering Big Harry

It’s been two years. Actually, it was June 19, 2018. But I remember it like it was yesterday. Big Harry touched my heart like I never imagined. I knew the day I saw him running the streets in Rozel there was something special about him. But I never imagined how much...

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A Feisty Spirit, Pet Grief, and Maxi Pads

A Feisty Spirit, Pet Grief, and Maxi Pads

I’ve heard it a thousand times: “sometimes I don’t know why, but something hits me, and I literally just start crying. I miss my pup so much.” Or “I don’t know why I’m crying,” or “THIS happened for the first time and it became yet another smack in the face of reality...

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RememberRing & Finding the Silver Lining

RememberRing & Finding the Silver Lining

I love sharing musings from colleagues, and those who too "found their silver lining" in a less-than stellar experience. Emily's story and her silver lining just touched my heart, and I couldn't wait to share her words with you... Here you are: There’s an old adage...

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A Family’s Good-Bye to A Tiny Love

A Family’s Good-Bye to A Tiny Love

I’d never officially been introduced to her. She was one of the dogs in the neighborhood, and one we’d seen playing around outside by her home. She was a little cutie and I could tell she was much like any small rat-ish terrier… nine pounds of fury wrapped in a little...

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Saying Good-Bye to a Beloved Pet During COVID

Saying Good-Bye to a Beloved Pet During COVID

Saying good-bye to a beloved pet right now is bringing about more than the normal grief and emotion of the event. From veterinary clinics requiring curbside drop off services, to families not being able to be with their precious loves for their final breath, it is...

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Honoring Potter

Honoring Potter

I love honoring my friends and colleagues and the lives they shared with a special love. Thank you, Dr. Kyle for sharing Potter with all of us. The pure and raw love and grief in your story... thank you for giving us this to hang onto as we think of our own journeys...

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Happy Heavenly Birthday, Mico! Celebrating YOU today!

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Mico! Celebrating YOU today!

Whenever I wake up on March 19th, it always hits me. My brain takes a minute to register and find the answer to “what is today? Why does it feel like it’s something?” And, then I remember! And, I smile! It’s the day that I picked in 1989 as Mico’s birthday! I can...

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For God’s Sake, Stop Judging!

For God’s Sake, Stop Judging!

I know social media can be just the power that some people need to express their opinions, even though they wouldn’t have the courage to express the same opinion in person. But it still rocks my world with everything else going on in our country that people can be so...

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Your Why Might Just Show Up In the Rain

Your Why Might Just Show Up In the Rain

Every day I revisit my “why” as it truly gives me the strength, power, motivation and oomph to go do more and be better in my journey! For anyone who’s been in my Pet Loss classes, (if you haven’t done one of them yet, make that a part of your 2020 resolutions to...

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