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...

The Power of Personalization

Honoring Cajun – The Best Dog In The World I´m having a great time working the North American Veterinary Conference in Orlando this week! I can´t believe my good fortune – animal “stuff” all around me! Just heaven! As I visit with the various attendees and...

For the New Year, Please Give Me Strength

With the New Year, my grief journey continues,…. Dear Father, as I look up, I see Baby New Year staring directly at me. With the New Year, I am reminded that another year is approaching, taking me further away from that day in April, 2002, and the loss of Mico,...

Our time together is short and precious,…

Where-oh-where does the time go? I found this picture of Crisco taken on the day that we brought him home, six years ago,… he was all of a pound and we lovingly deemed him “Blobby Boy!” I look at that photo today and it feels like it all happened just yesterday....

Faith Versus Reason – Do Pets Go To Heaven?

Do you think that those two words, faith and reason, are a paradox?  To me, they can be. As you look at faith, and in particular, the faith in saying that one day I will see my beloved Mico again, “reason” can´t play a part of that discussion that goes on in my head...