Did you know July 5th is one of the busiest days for animal shelters and governmental animal control facilities? (Dogtime.com) Not only does intake and occupancy increase, sadly so do the amount of pets who die unnecessarily from a preventable accident. Like all golden retrievers, Sophie loved playing in the water. She had been at the beach all … [Read more...] about A Lost Pet Named Sophie
"Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross A father was arrested after the funeral of his thirteen-month old child. The next day he was charged with open murder. Five days before that, a very young couple came walking into the funeral home in the mid afternoon to plan the funeral of their precious little girl who … [Read more...] about Avoidable Losses
This question is one that’s asked on a regular basis. What’s important to understand is that the answer is the same regardless of your involvement or relationship with your parents – caregiver, advocate or even estranged, the broad answer is, debt “including medical bills” does NOT pass down to the survivors of the deceased. All debt including … [Read more...] about Who’s Responsible For My Parent’s Medical Bills After They Die?
What is the one thing that is uniquely yours or your pet's that no person or other pet has? Your thumb or paw print! Did you know that you can engrave not only a person’s thumb, hand or foot print, but your pet’s paw, hoof or even beak/claw print on a piece of jewelry? Hospitals take an ink print of a newborn’s hand or foot then place it in on the … [Read more...] about What is the one thing that is truly yours?
You are more important than you realize! As author Seth Godin once said in a fabulous blog post," You Matter!" Last week was a very eye-opening week for me as a death care professional. I participated in the ICCFA’s (International Cemetery Cremation Funeral Association) annual educational convention, where I taught a class and listened to others. … [Read more...] about Just Cremate Me……
So what happens if you or a loved one kicks the bucket while fulfilling the bucket list? Every day people leave home to go on their dream vacation. For some this may be a cruise, for others it may be a camping adventure and for many it may be as simple as going to stay with a friend or family member who lives out-of-town. It doesn’t matter the … [Read more...] about Kicking the bucket, while fulfilling your bucket list!