Memorial Stories

Hellos and Goodbyes to Beloved Family Pets (Expert)

All life is filled with Hellos and Goodbyes. The longer we live, the more we will suffer the loss of loved ones: people, beloved family pets, things, ideas, jobs, house, friendship, season and so on. As Pet Partners how do we say Goodbye to a beloved family pet?   I want to read you aRead more …

Pet Loss Story By Elderly Man

Dear Judy, I am an elderly man and so loved my dog.  He was my constant companion and I really miss him.  Thank you for asking for stories.  I hope you will enjoy my story. Loss of my pet and best friend It has been a week now since I cremated my boy dog Tom.Read more …

What Grief & Loss Feels Like (EXPERT)

Grief is hard. It is painful to not only go through the loss of a loved one (two legged or four legged) but then to be expected to function as well as before the loss! Impossible? Yes, it is possible, but it is not easy.   Grief is a natural reaction to loss but oftenRead more …

Do Dogs Get Lonely & Depressed When Owner Dies? (EXPERT)

  “I know well enough that there have been dogs so loving that they have thrown themselves into the same grave with the dead bodies of their masters; others have stayed upon their masters’ graves without stirring a moment from them, and have voluntarily starved themselves to death, refusing to touch the food that wasRead more …

SHARING A WONDERFUL PET STORY OF CHARLIE THE MALTESE DOG

Hi Judy,   We spoke last week and you were kind enough to listen to the story of the passing of my sweet little Maltese, Charlie, who was nearly 16 when he died last June.  You asked me to write the story down, so here it is.  Thank you for caring!   My Charlie wasRead more …

Facing The Loss of Fur Kids-Border Collies

So honored to recieve the following story from a dear woman in Australia about the loss of their “fur kids.”   When you read this, she paints a word picture so you can see and recognize the connection of Animals and Humans. Hello Judy, I would like to give you a brief story, it explainsRead more …

Poem About The Death of a Beloved Pet

This beautiful poem was shared by a friend on Facebook.com/lossofapet Enjoy and save to share with friends….. The Last Battle If it should be that I grow weak, And pain should keep me from my sleep, Then you must do what must be done, For this last battle cannot be won. You will be sad,Read more …

Young Adults Remember Past Pets

Growing up; we were always surrounded by feline pets, cats of all shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities. There was one particular “Kitty,” who I adored as much as she adored me. They say a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Well this “Kitty,” was like no other, she would patiently wait forRead more …

How To Help Children Cope With Death Of A Pet (EXPERT)

How do caring adults assist young children or teens to cope with a death of a beloved pet or loved one. Perhaps the question is: how much do children understand about the process of death, and as adults what do we want to share with them? This may bring up issues in our own lifeRead more …

Why Do Dogs Live Longer Now? (EXPERT)

Old age in dogs varies by species and by breeding. Animal lovers of today take better care of their pets from the moment they are born. Through increased knowledge, improved pet care products and advanced veterinarian technology, we are able to enjoy our pets longer than ever before. Fifteen years is not an unusual lifeRead more …