First Post ..and Welcome!

jodiHello and welcome to my blog “askjodi”.  If you have been following one of my other blogs  – this will now serve as my official blog.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with me or my area of expertise, it revolves around end of life issues for both humans and pets.  Initially, you may ask yourself what’s the correlation between the two?  If you really take a moment to think about it, you will find there are many common denominators between them, and in some cases they are not mutually exclusive.

In 2003, I left the corporate world and joined my husband Dale as a business partner running Clock Funeral Home.  Clock Funeral Home has been in existence for over 120 years and Dale is the 4th generation.  Where I live, the state does not allow a funeral home to own a crematory, therefore in 2005 with cremation on the rise my son and I purchased a human crematory and opened up a cremation company.  The next year our  funeral home’s therapy dog and family dog Max died.  After learning the options that were available to me for my pet’s cremation, I made the decision to start my own pet cremation business.

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Me & Max

It’s my belief that all pets should be treated with the same dignity and respect with their final care, as humans do.  With those values in mind, came the birth of Clock Timeless Pets – a pet loss memorial center and cremation business. Before you even think about it, there are two totally separate areas and cremating machines, one for humans and one for pets! For the last 10 years, I have been helping people make informed decisions. When a person dies, there are many things that must take place above and beyond the funeral.  It’s my hope that they have made arrangements for their medical and financial directives, estate, minor children, step children and their pets before their death occurs, however all too often that is not the case.  Having sat with people on one of the most challenging days of their life, time and time again, it becomes painfully clear – people don’t know, what they don’t know.  Consequently, out of well-intended misinformation they make the wrong choice for their situation.  This also includes decisions that impact our feathered and four legged family members too. Having shared this – it’s my hope to help others avoid making an uninformed decisions. I’d love to earn your respect as a trusted advisor or friend regarding end of life issues.

Warmly,

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P.S. – Why should you listen to me? Because I’m not an attorney, financial advisor, veterinarian, senior housing facility or long term care provider. I’m a death care professional who has sat with people and has heard the phrase “I wish I would have known” more times than I can count. Don’t let this be you!lets talk

 

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18 thoughts on “First Post ..and Welcome!

  1. Such a great business you’ve started – I know what it’s like to lose a pet, and it’s so great to have someone there who really understands.

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  2. I have read about many times when a pet parent has passed that there were no arrangements made for any pets that may have been left behind and sadly these pets can end up in shelters. Your statement was so right “people don’t know what they don’t know”. I look forward to you getting the word out and educating people so this doesn’t happen to their pets.

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  3. What an important role you are performing for families and their pets. Our vet uses a pet crematorium and they do god’s work for those who have lost their beloved pets. Funny story, when my aunt died, her daughter snuck her dog’s ashes into her casket before they closed it for burial. Mom wants all of her pets ashes cremated with her too! Love Dolly

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  4. You provide an important service to families whose loved ones have passed away. I cannot imagine dealing with death everyday. I know it’s part of life, but I think it takes a strong person to be able to do what you do. Thank you for providing your services and for caring about people and pets.

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  5. Best wishes with your blog and thank you for providing the service you do. I recently wrote a book written in the voice of my cat, Mr. Jazz, who is at the Rainbow Bridge. It was written to help people with the grieving process and I am grateful to be able to provide comfort to those that need it. It is called Purr Prints of the Heart – A Cat’s Tale of Life, Death, and Beyond if you care to look it up as a reference for any of your clients. This is the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Purr-Prints-Heart-Death-Beyond/dp/0983440816

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  6. Welcome to the pet blogging world! That is a very interesting business. It has to be sad, but satisfying at the same time. Pets do deserve to be treated as well as their human counterparts – they are important parts of the family.

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