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Celebrating Life, Love, and Mico: 16 Years Later

Celebrating Life, Love, and Mico: 16 Years Later

It would have been on Sunday, sixteen years ago. I can’t believe it’s been that long, even though some days it seems like a lifetime ago, while other days it feels like yesterday. Sixteen years ago, my life, my journey, my world, the start of executing a mission...

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Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono As we bid Old Man Winter “adios,”

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The Guilt of Lost and Loss

The Guilt of Lost and Loss

I wasn’t ready to talk about this yet, but I’m getting desperate and having nothing else to do BUT talk about it. This past Friday our precious and ornery one-eared pussycat went missing. Our beautiful and silly-looking Rudy has been an active and large part of our...

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A Living Love Starts Again

A Living Love Starts Again

Ah, the beauty and joy of a new puppy in the house! After the death of two furry-loves in less than 6 months, I wasn’t sure I could do this again, but alas here we are! So, it happened! I have become addicted to the personality and spirit of a Flat-coated retriever,...

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Let’s do National Love Your Pet Day every day!

Let’s do National Love Your Pet Day every day!

Why not? Let’s extend this day of celebration as we organically already do, right? I loved taking some time for my morning ritual of reflection and planning, and really thinking about this day set aside to “love our pet.” Hm. I found that interesting as that really is...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

As I sit here, coffee in hand and on this day of love, I’m sure you know what thought comes to my mind when the subject is just that… “love!” I don’t think there’s anything that embodies the full definition of the word love more than our animals. We all hear the …

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Love, Grief and Our Amazing Pets

Love, Grief and Our Amazing Pets

Hello, My Dear Friends… my pet loving friends. I’ve so missed all of you and am so anxious to be back with you. I’m excited to be here with you, to share with you, and to know that I can step right back into this “walk” of life we’re all on, to...

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Get all of your pet loss questions answered!

Get all of your pet loss questions answered!

On Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, I will be joining Gail Rubin on her talk show "A Good Good-Bye" to discuss all aspects of pet loss. What crematory or pet cemetery should you use? What are the questions to ask? How do children handle the loss of a pet? Do pets...

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Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course

Pet Loss & Grief Companioning Certification Course

Are you ready to learn more to help grieving pet parents? The course continues to get rave reviews from those that attend!  From comments such as "it was healing for myself to understand pet loss more" to "I loved being with others that make their mission helping...

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Honoring Finn

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...

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Remembering Our Special Pets During the Holidays

Remembering Our Special Pets During the Holidays

A special tribute to My Precious LIttle Mico Wherever one is at in their grief journey, the holidays can be hard. Yes, the remembering of a beloved pet who is no longer here can bring back a flood of emotions. But let the slew of Christmas ornaments come out of the...

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RIP, Big John Gillis

RIP, Big John Gillis

Give Benny a hug for me. Goodbye Benny, we LOVE you! “See You in September” and “All my Loving” were the last two songs we heard together on the radio. It wasn´t my station, but they were my songs… I listened to them, and played them on the air long…

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What a bittersweet day!

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!...

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RIP, Presley Ann. RIP.

RIP, Presley Ann. RIP.

Mourning the loss of a cranky old cat,.... She was a cranky cat. Oh, not with everyone. Just with me, Chris and Curtis, her family! But my Mom loved her more than anything! She started her life almost 16 years ago, on the hood of a car in Rozel, Kansas, my hometown....

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Another fabulous book review,…

Another fabulous book review,…

I have just finished Pet Parents, by Coleen Ellis [http://www.amazon.com/Pet-Parents-Journey-Through-Unconditional/dp/1462035485/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329664836&sr=1-1]. This is really a sweet---and at the same time, a practical---book for all...

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The most hated sports figure for 2012!

The most hated sports figure for 2012!

Michael Vick still reigns! According to the Bleacher Report, Vick is still dealing with the backlash from a federal conviction on dog fighting charges. Interestingly enough, about 60 percent of fans polled disliked Vick, tying him with Woods, but more people expressed...

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It´s Your Responsibility to Educate The Pet Parents

It´s Your Responsibility to Educate The Pet Parents

It´s your responsibility to educate! Once again, I heard another sad voice say “I didn´t know that there were unethical pet loss services out there - and now I find out that one of those businesses is who took care of my beloved dog.” It just breaks my heart when a...

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