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Living with the Whys

Why did this have to happen? Why did my dog get sick? Why did my dog have to die? Why couldn’t anything be done? Why now? Why me? Why my dog? So many questions left unanswered. Would it be better if there were answers? It’s hard to say.  The answers could lead us to learn […]

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Only Love Matters

My dog Ace died naturally, with me by his side, after he beautifully and lovingly said goodbye.  And I am so grateful that it happened that way.  I realize the circumstances surrounding his death are somewhat, maybe more than somewhat, unusual, which is why I tell the story. So others can see the possibility, and […]

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And Life Goes On. Thank you, Sara.

Getting another dog after a deeply loved companion has died is a very personal decision; there simply is no one answer for everybody. Some people find the pain from missing their dog too great to bear and get another dog immediately. They may do so also because they believe the best way to honor their […]

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Could Hospice Be Right for You & Your Dog?

For many people, I believe most people, when they think of their dog dying, they anticipate that there will come a time when they’ll be faced with the decision of when to euthanize. It seems to be a given and is highly accepted as such. And it’s fair to add that for most people this […]

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Ace & the Afterlife

While I had believed in an afterlife for some time, it was still an esoteric concept, hard to wrap the brain around, simply because we just can’t know with the same kind of certainty that we know so many other things. It’s not tangible to us; it’s a concept, and that can be hard to […]

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Common Experiences of Loss

Right now, the pain of losing your dog may seem unbearable. When faced with such a great loss, it’s not unusual to find yourself crying uncontrollably, losing sleep, isolating yourself from others, feeling alone, and perhaps losing or gaining weight. You may experience anxiety, stress, guilt, and a loss of interest in life. People report […]

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Why is This So Hard?!

There are many reasons losing a dog can be more difficult than losing a human family member or friend. Often, we spend more time with and give more attention to our dog than anyone else.  They make us laugh, comfort us when we are sad and provide constant companionship when we let them. They offer […]

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