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Through our own experience with loss, we know what it is like to search for answers, help and even solace. Our blog posts will try to give you answers, places to turn and even answers to what may be very difficult questions. If we can’t answer, we’ll reach out to our experts to help.

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The Loss Of A Family Pet: A Rainbow Bridge For Gus

Often we get questions about how to talk to children about the loss of a family pet. This is never an easy conversation, but a very important conversation. Many times this is the first time a child will experience the heartache of a loss. It may be easier to approach this subject by sharing a…
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“Furever”, Coping With Your Pet’s Death

I had the wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by a local AM radio station, 550 KTRS this morning to discuss the St. Louis Independent Film Festival showing of a documentary called “Furever” that will be shown on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Webster University in Webster Grove, MO.   Furever was produced by Amy Finkel….
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What You Need To Know Before Choosing Pet Cremation Part 3 of 3

To date, the most progressive association is called The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA), whose members are supposed to voluntarily adhere to the most stringent standards in the country. Very few members of the public and veterinary community are aware of what these standards and definitions entail, but their literature can be obtained by either…
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What You Need To Know Before Choosing Pet Cremation Part 2 of 3

Before agreeing to any service, be sure that you have received a written description of the service options offered  by the cremation company. In addition to this, be sure that the crematory actually issues a written guarantee that you will receive your pet’s remains and not just  a certificate stating that your pet was cremated….
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What You Need To Know Before Choosing Pet Cremation-Part 1 of 3

When faced with the prospect of losing a pet, having clear and organized thoughts can be quite challenging, if not impossible. To complicate matters further, you and your family can find yourselves in the difficult position of needing to make decisions regarding the harsh realities that come with declining health and end of life care….
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Navigating Grief

Navigating grief is never easy. And there’s no “right way” to do it.  But a good way to start walking down the recovery path is to write about your faithful friend.  It doesn’t have to be neat and pretty, just take out a sheet of paper and start jotting down random thoughts of what your friend was…
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My Kitnapping Experience

Sorry that I’ve been out of touch recently. It’s very time consuming keeping this neighborhood safe from all the wildlife that seems to want to set up camp here in our little corner of the world. Buster and I have been patrolling and I know Annie is doing her part because any time a squirrel…
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Why Let Your Love Grow is a Win-Win for the Spiritually Conflicted.

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest column by David Remkus. David is a Vice President of Hindsale Animal Cemetery and Crematory in Willowbrook, Illinois. He offers a unique view of creating a living memorial. Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated by the concept of reincarnation. At the age of four, my…
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Puppy Mills And Cancer, Oh My!

Mom and Dad seem a little serious since they came back from BarkWorld. They talk a lot about things I don’t quite understand. “Oh, Wait, No, Gracie, I wouldn’t say talk, they are almost whispering like they don’t want us to hear what they are saying.’ Annie, stop interrupting me. I am trying to write…
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Charlie, The Ladies Man

Hello, I’m Prince Charles, well sort of… Some may call me a flirt, a ladies’ man, even. But, hey, maybe I’m just a nice pup!  The babe dachshunds across the street, Annie and Gracie, yeah, they’re lookin’ good. They bark at me every time they see me, but I like to think of it as…
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Gracie – The Pretty One

Hello, my name is Gracie.  I’m the one that my sister Annie calls prissy.  Well, some of that may be true. I am a silver dapple dachshund.  You see, mom and dad adopted me first and while they were visiting me, they brought out Annie, which wasn’t her name at the time.  All she did…
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Pete – The Patrol Cat

  I must be quick. I need to make this post before the humans find that I have hacked into their system. My name’s Pete, I’m a three-legged feline that patrols this neck of the woods (literally, there are woods all around us). I’ve heard my humans refer to me as a domestic short-haired, but…
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Annie & Gracie’s Introductory Post

Greetings everyone and welcome to our blog! My name is Annie and I am a chocolate dapple dachshund and I have a sister, Gracie. She is a silver dapple dachshund and loves her jewelry. We are 11 years  young and live with our pet parents Bob and Annette Jenkins, the creators of Let Your Love…
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After Cremation, What Do I Do Now?

Many people say they prefer cremation but do they really know what cremation is? Cremation is a process that prepares the body for final disposition – burial, placement in a niche or mausoleum or kept at home. A misconception is that cremation is a final disposition like burial, but it is only a means of…
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The Cycle of Life…Let Your Love Grow

We’re very excited to have been recently featured on ThePhillyDog.com blog in the article The Cycle of Life…Let Your Love Grow.  You can read part of the post here and see the rest at ThePhillyDog.com. The Cycle of Life…Let Your Love Grow As devastating as it will be, I know that someday Dash will no longer…
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