Having “The Talk” How do you have “the talk” with your parents about wills, finances, medical care choices, and funerals? Elderly parents may be reluctant to face end-of-life issues. This may be due to one of three reasons: procrastination; lack of experience or information; or denial. In all candor, it may be a combination of all three … [Read more...] about How To Have “The Talk” With Aging Parents
Why Do People Choose a Funeral Home? Like many people, I set “Google Alerts” for key topics I follow about end-of-life. Recently, my alerts are unusually concentrated with media reports that revolve around cremation. The latest media hype, was over a funeral home having unclaimed cremated remains. What this means, is that the deceased’s family, … [Read more...] about Why Do People Choose A Funeral Home
Did you know you can pre-plan for your pet’s end of life care? Most pet parents are unaware that this option is not only available, but it is becoming increasingly popular. Why? As a society of boomers, we plan. We plan for everything from our vacations, grand children’s college fund, retirement, and our own end of life care. Some of us even plan … [Read more...] about Benefits of “Planning Ahead” for Your Pets
An Abandoned Puppy-Mill Dog. On a brutally cold December morning, a cage containing a four-pound Pomeranian, was found in a snow drift at the Noah Project, a no-kill animal shelter. It was clear she was an abandoned puppy-mill dog. Her situation was grave. It was clear she had recently given birth, as she was laying in afterbirth, with her nipples … [Read more...] about Meet Lucy – The Story of an Abandoned Puppy-Mill Dog
Dale and Jodi Clock adopted Ernie in July of 2007. They had been looking for a second therapy dog for their funeral home, as Max, their then therapy dog, was both getting older and being requested to be present at our other locations. It was their hope that Max would have been able to act as a mentor to Ernie and assist with showing him the … [Read more...] about Ernie: A Funeral Home Therapy Dog’s Story of Love & Service
If your family’s beloved bird, cat or dog just died suddenly, would you know what to do? If not, you’re not alone. People ask "what to do" on a regular basis when their pet reaches their end of life. Here are nine things every pet parent or pet sitter must know when a pet dies at home. When we make the decision to bring a pet into our home, the … [Read more...] about My Pet Just Died! 9 Things You’ll Need To Know.