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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Remembering Mico, and My Why

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..

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A different kind of love letter

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…

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