Our First Big Loss: Helping Children Through The Grieving Process And Loss Of A Pet
The death of a pet is the first loss that many of us can remember. That's why you so often see the online security question, "What was the name of your first pet?"
Should I Have A Memorial Service For My Dog?
My best friend--a terrier--has just died and I want to have a memorial service for her. Is this weird?
Make Your Dog’s Last Days His Best Days
Letting go of a dog is never easy, but you can make it as positive of an experience as possible for both you and your dog.
6 Horrible Things People Say To Someone Who Lost A Dog
When your dog passes away, you shouldn't be made to feel guilty, belittled, or more hurt. Some people don't understand, don't care, or are trying to help but say the wrong things.
Did A Family’s Dog Send A Message From Beyond The Grave?
The bizarre message came two days after Bandit's death.
Should Pet Owners Get Time Off To Grieve The Loss Of A Pet?
Some companies are starting to allow time off for grieving pet owners. Counselors agree that this is beneficial to both companies and employees.
Remembrance Rituals: What Some People Are Doing To Honor Their Pet When They Die
It's important to transition from the mentality of “they died” to “let me tell you how he really lived.” This is true of people and pets.
Director Kevin Smith Shares His Goodbye To His 17-Year-Old Dog
Serves as a reminder to all dog lovers that even though our best friends may not be with us forever, the love they share is worth any pain we get from losing them.
How Do I Help A Friend Who Is Grieving The Loss Of A Pet
There is and always will be a group of people that won’t get the relationship we share with a pet and therefore they will not get the grief that comes with their loss.
The Beginning of Your Grief Journey: Anticipatory Grief
You have been given some devastating news that the end-of-life walk with your precious love is here. How are you going to walk through this? What next?
The Day You Heard The News: Saying Goodbye To A Friend
It was only yesterday that you brought home this happy little puppy. Now you sit there, hearing for the first time the devastating news that these are his last days.
Honoring Fido’s Memory: Letting go and grieving the loss of a beloved dog
“When our 14-year-old Border Collie Natasha was put down after a long battle with chronic kidney failure, it was one of the most traumatic events I’d ever faced,” writer and dog mom Joanne Brokaw shared.
Sway Love: Turning Grief into Hope and Inspiration
I’m not sure how to begin this article other than to admit that grief has played a significant role in shaping the last four years of my life.
Grief and Coping with the Loss of a Pet
This article courtesy of Michele C. Hollow, petnewsandviews.net Ever notice how strangers become friends when we exchange tales about our cats, dogs, birds, horses, and other pets? And when a pet dies, we understand the grieving process that each of us goes through. It’s a sad time that is made just a bit easier when […]
Do pets feel grief over the loss of a loved one?
This article courtesy of petinsurance-101.com. It’s a documented fact that pets experience grief when they lose a loved one. Many pet owners will corroborate this. Regardless of whether it is a cat losing a kitten or missing a deceased pet friend; the distress signs are there for all to see. Pets have a deep significance […]
Love Is in the Hair
by Tiffany Keeth, FIDOfriendly.com Is romantic love unique only to humans? It is widely agreed upon that love in humans is largely a derivative of chemical interactions, including but not limited to testosterone, dopamine, epinephrine and serotonin. Still, love cannot possibly be defined only by a series of chemical reactions, can it? According to Joyce […]
Dog Grief and Sorrow
Coping with the loss of your dog or puppy
Dealing with the loss of a beloved companion
When you bring that bouncing bundle of energy known as a puppy into your home, you’ve made an enormous commitment. For the next ten or more years, this charming creature will look to you for food, shelter, exercise, health care, and companionship. In return, he will give you the greatest gift imaginable: true, steadfast, unconditional […]
The morning of January 20, 2010, rain pummeled the entire Bay Area. The commute to work proved little more than a drippy, sloppy race for shelter. I was standing in the lobby of our office building, shaking out my umbrella, when Paul stepped off the elevator. “One of my dogs got loose,” he said matter-of-factly. […]
Grieving turns to giving as a family loses a pet
Q/A with Mike and Tricia Smith, hosts of Thursday Night Suppers. What is Thursday Night Suppers? After Molly died, Mike and I were devastated. We thought we’d never get through our grief. Coming home to an empty apartment was unbearable. One night we were talking about Molly and the things she loved most: food, parties […]