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How To Care For A Pet After The Owner Has Passed Away

Sep 14, 2017 | Posted by in Tips for Coping, Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Care For A Pet After The Owner Has Passed Away

  A lot of people in their twilight years have pets to keep them company. Because at this age they can plan to have a pet and friend with them for ten or twenty years and be sure that their lifestyle will be in keeping with that choice. Unfortunately, if we die Charlie the PoodleRead more …

Do Dogs Get Lonely & Depressed When Owner Dies? (EXPERT)

Sep 29, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, Memorial Stories, Pet Grief Coaching, Tips for Coping | Comments Off on Do Dogs Get Lonely & Depressed When Owner Dies? (EXPERT)

  “I know well enough that there have been dogs so loving that they have thrown themselves into the same grave with the dead bodies of their masters; others have stayed upon their masters’ graves without stirring a moment from them, and have voluntarily starved themselves to death, refusing to touch the food that wasRead more …

3 Pots of Boiling Water & Life (EXPERT)

Sep 9, 2015 | Posted by in Pet Grief Coaching, Stories | Comments Off on 3 Pots of Boiling Water & Life (EXPERT)

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed. Her father, a chef, took herRead more …

Young Adults Remember Past Pets

May 4, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, Memorial Stories, Stories | Comments Off on Young Adults Remember Past Pets

Growing up; we were always surrounded by feline pets, cats of all shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities. There was one particular “Kitty,” who I adored as much as she adored me. They say a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Well this “Kitty,” was like no other, she would patiently wait forRead more …

Calico Cat & Connection To Cancer Survivor

Apr 20, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, New Pets, Stories, Tips for Coping | Comments Off on Calico Cat & Connection To Cancer Survivor

This story about the animal/human connection was submitted by  Rebecca Poliquin and a Communications major at Carroll College. There is a story in the lore of my family about my aunt, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was nineteen. As a normally witty and charming girl, the absolute loneliness of her treatments sent herRead more …

Why Pet Loss Is Especially Devastating to Seniors or Homebound People

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | Comments Off on Why Pet Loss Is Especially Devastating to Seniors or Homebound People

In my work with Hospice and Quality at Life End Institute, as part of the Montana StoryKeepers, I have witnessed the love affair many elderly have with their pets.  Pets force them to get up each morning, to get exercise, to focus on something outside their own problems and pain, and are a wonderful companion.Read more …

Ways to Begin Healing

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | Comments Off on Ways to Begin Healing

The Quickest And Least Painful Way To Begin Healing From the Loss of Your Pet There is never just “one way” to heal from a traumatic blow to your life, but here are some suggestions that have worked for me and others I have counseled in grief workshops… Don’t let others tell you how youRead more …

4 Stages of Grief and Why They Are Important To Know

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | Comments Off on 4 Stages of Grief and Why They Are Important To Know

4 Stages of Grief and Why They Are Important To Know If You Want to Ease The Pain You Feel With pet loss, the stages of grief and bereavement are the same as any other major loss.  In 1969, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, a world renowned psychiatrist and authority on death, outlined the various stages which includeRead more …