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Kids, Chores & Pets—Who Is Responsible? (EXPERT)

May 29, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, For Children, New Pets | Comments Off on Kids, Chores & Pets—Who Is Responsible? (EXPERT)

Children who do chores at home do better in school.  They do better in sports and other extra-curricular activities.  The house gets fairly clean and organized and the whole family has more time to do things together.  Our goal is to teach responsiblity  but….. who is in charge of the pet? But what happens whenRead more …

Pet Loss & Children (EXPERT)

Mar 7, 2015 | Posted by in For Children, Tips for Coping | Comments Off on Pet Loss & Children (EXPERT)

There is such a strong animal-human connection. As Marjorie Garber said: “If you have a dog, you will most likely outlive it; to get a dog is to open yourself to profound joy and, prospectively, to equally profound sadness.” The loss of a beloved pet may be the first death experience children face. It isRead more …

Searching for the Perfect Words

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in Tips for Coping | Comments Off on Searching for the Perfect Words

Are You Searching For The Perfect Words To Say To A Friend Or Loved One Whose Animal Is Dying? One of the toughest communications for some people is to how to offer sympathy.  That is why so many people say nothing at all.  It is not that they are uncaring, rather they care so much that theyRead more …