Many of us have attended a funeral service for a family member, friend or co-worker, however, odds are most of us have not had to make funeral arrangements. Today with people living longer, the average age of a person making funeral arrangements is over 50. One would think that the person making funeral decisions is the surviving spouse, but it’s … [Read more...] about Cremation: Seven Steps You Need to Know
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
ASPCA Fireworks and Lost Dogs Fireworks and dogs are a recipe for a lost or runaway animals. Watching fireworks may be a fun family activity, but don't expect your pet to enjoy the fun. This post will help you create a plan if your dog becomes lost. You are invited to also download the free ASPCA's recommended plan for lost pets called: Fireworks … [Read more...] about Fireworks and Dogs Don’t Mix: What to do if Your Dog Becomes Lost.
Some doctors are struggling with allowing Canadians to die on their own terms. via Immoral or Merciful? Canadian Doctors Divided on Medically Assisted Death — Longreads … [Read more...] about Immoral or Merciful? Canadian Doctors Divided on Medically Assisted Death — Longreads