I’ll never forget the day we had to say goodbye to our sweet and loyal cat Cinnamon aka “Chubs”. Losing a member of the family is always hard, but the thing that has really stuck with me when I think about that day is my husband’s final moments with his beloved friend. When we learned the extent of Cinnamon's illness I was nearly inconsolable. My … [Read more...] about A MAN AND HIS CAT
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……
My pet just died, now what! Ever wonder what to do your family’s beloved bird, cat or dog just died suddenly, would you know what to do? If not, you’re not alone. This question people ask on a regular basis. When we make the decision to bring a pet into our home, the majority of us do our homework. Topics of conversation and planning revolve … [Read more...] about Eight things you’ll need to know when your bird, cat or dog dies.
Let's face it, no one wants to make the decision to euthanize their pet, however, if you can make a plan for it ahead of time, the overall experience will be a more positive one for both you and your pet. As responsible pet parents we make sure our animals have all of their vaccines, receive regular exercise and even make sure that their dietary … [Read more...] about Plan in Advance for Euthanasia
As responsible adults, we try to plan for life’s unexpected events. We purchase all kinds of insurance, many of us even have pet insurance. Why? Because we want to want to make sure that if the unforeseen happens either those we leave behind are financially solvent or that we have the resources to recover. In fact, it's become common practice to … [Read more...] about In Case of Emergency – Protect Your Pet!