Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Pet

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Often in conversations with families we talk about saying goodbye to their pet. These “rites of passing” could loosely be equated to a human funeral rite where people gather to remember the life lived and bequeath their loved one on … Continue reading

Considering a Rainbow Pet

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Recently I learned the term “rainbow baby” from an acquaintance who had just suffered the loss of a miscarriage and is hoping to experience the joy of another child–her “rainbow baby” that brightens life after the terrible storm of the … Continue reading

Pet Urn Purchase – Other Considerations

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It’s not surprising how often families ask, “What pet urn should I get?”  The photo of the vase shaped urn with pawprints is what many people think of when they think of a pet urn.  It is one of literally … Continue reading

Unexpected Death Brings Comfort

The unexpected death of a family pet is a very difficult situation–one that I frequently experience with families.  However, sometimes when you can see the entire picture, a tender love can bring comfort to the family. This is one of … Continue reading