What our pets teach us

A blog post about a loyal dog who ran around post-earthquake Sendai to get help for his beloved animal friend moved me this morning. We can learn so much from our beloved animal companions if we slow down to listen. We can learn to be present to what is and not what was, nor what we … Read more

A Pet’s 10 commandments

For all animal caregivers young and old….1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years… Any separation from you is likely to be painful. 2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being. 4. Don’t be angry with me for long … Read more

For the Pets in Japan

Today we are blogging for the pets in Japan. To assist World Vets in their extremely important work, Be the Change for Pets blogged, asking the online pet community to help raise funds and awareness for the World Vets efforts. So here we are, to blog, tweet, post and share on FB about the World Vets Animal Relief … Read more

Events that trigger grief-ways to cope

Grief is not linear. It can strike when you least expect it. It can occur months, or even years after the passing of a beloved pet, person or event. Major change in one’s life like moving, loss of a job, divorce, loss of a relationship constitutes loss. Grief excludes no one, even grief counselors. Today, I … Read more

Setting pet loss and grief standards

Today, there are over 750 pet funeral homes, pet crematories and pet cemeteries across the nation — and a lot of human funeral homes have or are now offering pet cremation and services as part of their business. As a pet loss expert, I was proud to be among these pioneers the past 2 days at … Read more

Introducing our 5 day pet memorial candle

Sophie, the inspiration behind my products company Luxepets would be proud of us this week. March has been an exciting month for us, in between recording our 28 days of grief and healing Pet Loss audiobook, to launching 3 new products. In partnership with Morris Animal Foundation, we are excited to introduce the 5 day pet … Read more

Consider a senior animal companion when adopting

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.”– Sydney Jeanne Seward Our animal companions can be wonderful teachers for us if we open our hearts to listen. Their practice of unconditional loving, being present in the now and optimistic outlook are just a few of the things I try to incorporate … Read more

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