Why I Will ALWAYS Have A Pet

By Nadia Barkett Ever since I was a little girl we always shared our home with animals. I grew up in the Caribbean, so that basically meant we always had a dog, a few chickens, the occasional goat and some cats. When we relocated to Canada, the first pet I had was a chicken…shortly after..

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Calling All NON-Animal Lovers!

By Coleen Ellis When a beloved pet dies, the emotions of a grieving pet parent are all over the freaking board. Then add those people who either don’t get the grief we feel or those who just don’t care. Whatever it is, things are said that add to our emotional and physical distress. I thought..

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Harley

By Christine Perry I lost my magnificent, Harley Kenneth, 3 years ago this Saturday. He was with me for 17 years – through so many changes, adventures, heartaches, and triumphs. He was always ready to snuggle but he’d hiss at his sister Lilli and sometimes even attempt to beat humans to death with his tail..

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Pet Loss, Pet Grief, and Poop

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..

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Preparing for the inevitable

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..

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The Beauty of an Epitaph

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..

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You See a Skateboard

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..

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Our Role as a Good Pet Parent

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,..

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