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!
Don't confuse good intentions with expertise - there is a difference! Grief can make people do irrational things. If fact, some people who are grieving may not even realize that they are out of control. They may be trying so hard to remain in check, that everyone else can clearly see they are not. I’d like to share with you a true story my … [Read more...] about Do Your Due Diligence!
It’s true – pets do have the intelligence and ability to communicate with their owners. If you are skeptic about the ability for animals to communicate both between themselves and with humans, let me share with you that moment I stopped questioning and started believing. In June of 2006 our family sheltie and funeral home certified Therapy Dog … [Read more...] about Pets communicate!