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

Baxter Finally Found Love

This Valentine’s Day we can all learn from Baxter and the loving family that adopted him and gave him a home to call his own, if only for 3 short but sweet weeks.  Baxter was an adorable Terrier mix who was … Continue reading

Can Dogs Get Jealous Too?

Have you ever been walking with your dog and encountered an old friend? A neighbor? The mailman?  And noticed your furry friend immediately demands all of your attention?  Have you ever wondered why he/she does this?  Well, there might be … Continue reading

Pet Memorial Sunday is September 8, 2013

The second Sunday of September is designated as Pet Memorial Sunday by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories, and commemorating that day is important to Deb Chebatoris of Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation (CCPC). She has hosted a ceremony … Continue reading

Eternitrees Help to “Heal Your Heart, and Heal the Planet”

The idea of planting something that will live and grow long beyond your loss to memorialize your loved pet warms the heart with a vision of a blooming tree or shrub or a flower bed that constantly renews itself. And … Continue reading

Healing Hearts for Pet Lovers

Join us Sunday, February 10, 2013 After the rush of the holidays the grief of a recent loss can return, and that’s no different for pet lovers who’ve lost an animal companion. “I schedule this healing and nurturing event around … Continue reading

In Honor of “Nails”

I was recently honored to work with the family of a retired police dog, “Nails”, who served the Ambridge police department from September 26, 2006 through April 6, 2009 with Sergeant Richard Heitzenrater. Nails was a Belgian Malinois who came … Continue reading

Two Unique, Handmade Leaded Glass Urns

Youghiogheny Glass Made by a local artist of handmade “Youghiogheny Glass” this elegant leaded glass box measures 8.25″ x 4.25″ x 3″ and will hold the cremains of a pet up to 60 lbs. Bullseye Glass Made in Connelsville, PA … Continue reading