By Coleen Ellis He was a spoiled rotten dog. Even with all of the good-dog training schools and attempts at instilling manners, he was still a spirited and rambunctious dog. Even at his old age, he was still keeping the family on their toes with his antics. I can still see every member of this family..
By Stephanie Di Traglia I’m not sure about you, but I don’t like to think about things that hurt. So, it goes without saying that thinking of the day I lose my soul pup Ruby is something that I, like many pet parents, avoid at all costs. A recent emergency vet visit however, made me..
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..
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..
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..
My Dearest Mico, Happy Valentine’s Day, my precious little girl. I just wanted to take a moment to send to you my love, and let you know how much I miss you. While everyone around, including me, is taking this time to show and tell people (and for me Rudy, Crisco, Ellie, and Harry!) how..
Via AustinPetAlive.org by Elizabeth Free For a loving pet parent, the death of a beloved pet is incredibly emotional. Some people don’t understand the deep grief experienced with this loss and will many times make comments that are more hurtful than helpful. Frequently heard comments are: 1). It’s just an animal. Many pet parents see..
From PetPav.com Guest blog by : Coleen Ellis It’s that merry time of year. Everyone around seems to be cheerful and full of glee, with the carols cranking everywhere one turns. People putting on their happy faces, their good faces as if Santa is truly watching. But not everyone feels this is the most beautiful..
TAMPA, FL (October XX, 2016)—Pet memorial provider The Pet Loss Center, which opened its Tampa location in late August, will host an open house on October 28 and 29 with guided tours and opportunities to learn about the Center’s services. A sneak preview and free Compassion Fatigue seminar will be held for veterinary professionals on..
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..