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Calico Cat & Connection To Cancer Survivor

This story about the animal/human connection was submitted by  Rebecca Poliquin and a Communications major at Carroll College. There is a story in the lore of my family about my aunt, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was nineteen. As a normally witty and charming girl, the absolute loneliness of her treatments sent herRead more …

Searching for the Perfect Words

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | 0

Are You Searching For The Perfect Words To Say To A Friend Or Loved One Whose Animal Is Dying? One of the toughest communications for some people is to how to offer sympathy.  That is why so many people say nothing at all.  It is not that they are uncaring, rather they care so much that theyRead more …

Stories Inside This eBook

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Memorial Stories, Stories | 0

A Look Inside the Ebook… The stories and photos  compiled in this book are shared by pet lovers just like you. You will cry, laugh, and most importantly, understand when you read about: ·       Little Duck, an abandoned duckling rescued by Kendra Bonnett and her siblings was finally strong enough to return to freedom butRead more …

Ways to Begin Healing

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | 0

The Quickest And Least Painful Way To Begin Healing From the Loss of Your Pet There is never just “one way” to heal from a traumatic blow to your life, but here are some suggestions that have worked for me and others I have counseled in grief workshops… Don’t let others tell you how youRead more …

Taffy

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Stories | 0

My family has felt the depths of such a loss when we lost our family pet, a Cocker Spaniel named Taffy. Taffy was a fence-jumping, chicken chasing, stinky breathed, fur scratching,  devoted member of our family. He held a special place in our heart because he had saved our two-year-old son Andy’s life when heRead more …

Death of a Child’s Pet

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in For Children | 0

Is the Ability To Teach A Child About Death In A Way That Will Give Them Life-Long Resilience And Understanding Worth $19.99 To You? Children who have been exposed to the concept of death as part of the life cycle are not as afraid as those whose families never spoke of it. Death and dyingRead more …

4 Stages of Grief and Why They Are Important To Know

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | 0

4 Stages of Grief and Why They Are Important To Know If You Want to Ease The Pain You Feel With pet loss, the stages of grief and bereavement are the same as any other major loss.  In 1969, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, a world renowned psychiatrist and authority on death, outlined the various stages which includeRead more …