By Bethany Nadolski On October 24, 2015 I lost my horse, Oliver. He was my best friend, my soulmate, and even my therapist at times. Now, Oliver is my angel. He taught me everything about life and love, he made me laugh when I wanted to cry, and he had a way of making a..
By Coleen Ellis This morning I was thinking of some of the most overwhelming emotions of pet loss and grief. Some of the most overwhelming, coupled with the most surprising. Then I remembered poop. Yes, poop. It’s been a few years ago as I was helping a grieving pet Daddy with the loss of his..
By Coleen Ellis We can ignore it, we can hate it, and we can say it won’t happen, but the death of a beloved pet is a “when” event versus an “if” event. Not talking about it, vehemently hating it, and denying it will certainly not make it go away. As tough as it might..
By Coleen Ellis I absolutely love talking with families about capturing thoughts for permanent engravings on epitaphs for remembering a beloved pet. Asking pet parents about what they will remember most about their pet or the life they shared together, and to answer with what’s on top of their mind, is heartwarming. To dial in..
When I see a skateboard, I see a dog named Meatball and a family with one final request. What’s your pet’s favorite toy? Does she carry her worn, purple stuffed elephant from room to room? Does he take his rope toy with him on all his walks? Or maybe it’s the blanket that followed him..
By Coleen Ellis If you’re taking the time to read this, then I’m going to assume you are one of the “good pet parents.” You know what you look like…. you do all you can for your precious pet(s). Good food, good health care, supplements, only the best treats, a good comfy bed, play time,..
taken from oswegonian.com Posted By: Natalie Brophy When family members die, we hold a funeral service for them as a way to pay tribute to and remember their lives. It is a custom that humans have practiced for thousands of years. So how come more people do not do the same when a furry four-legged member..
By Coleen Ellis It seems like yesterday, but it’s been almost 14 years. As long as I had you, is as long as you’ve been gone. It just doesn’t seem possible. I remember the day I saw you in the shelter. Even though you were only about 2 pounds, you were barking with a vengeance..
By: Stephanie Di Traglia Eight months ago, two of my nearest and dearest friends made the difficult decision to end the suffering of their beloved fur baby Kleo. Kleo’s final days were filled with all her favorites; car rides for ice cream cones, splashes at the dog beach, hours of fetch and countless cuddles. At..
By Stephanie Di Traglia There’s nothing quite like the feeling of helping to ensure that a pet parent gets to have a loving goodbye that perfectly reflects the unique relationship they shared with their precious one. From finding just the right way to memorialize their life’s legacy, to walking with them on their healing journey…