The Permission to Participate

Us Pet Parents are a remarkable and interesting group, a group that I consider a privilege to be a member of. There’s nothing quite like the connection between people when you get them talking about their pets. Eyes light up, smiles widen, and hearts soften for the terrific tails of the pets who’ve put their..

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We Remember Them

By Stephanie Di Traglia If you’re an Orlando local, you’re likely familiar with the glory of Lake Eola on a gorgeous Saturday morning. February 11, 2017 the park was especially alive with the wagging excitement of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando’s Paws in the Park event. The scene was parade of pups donned in bandanas, tutus..

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Why Don’t They Get It?

By Coleen Ellis Yet again, I had a grieving pet parent share with me the hurtful things a well-meaning friend said to them after their beloved cat of 17 years died. “It’s just a cat, are you seriously crying this hard over her?” was said to her by a close friend. It was like a..

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A Pet Blessing for Those Pets We Love

By Coleen Ellis October is full-on here. Whether you live in an area with the colors bursting forth in your gardens and yards or in an area the air has merely cooled down, it is certainly a gorgeous time of year. A time I personally reflect on my blessings and am harshly reminded that this year is almost..

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