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Losing a Pet

Daily Meditation: Losing A Pet

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A Letter to My Cat, Who Died This Morning

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Joel Schwartzberg

When I came home, you ran to greet me. You sat behind my head when I was on the couch, and pressed your warm stomach against my neck. Often you licked my face with your sandpapery tongue like you were trying to scrape away stress.

One Of My Best Friends Is Dying, and Here's What I'm Learning

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Growing up, I always had family pets, but Jack is the first pet that is really all mine. He has been one of my best friends for the better part of 10 ...

The Final Lesson Our Dog Taught My Sons

David Vienna | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
David Vienna

Like any good dog, Mike enriched our family. And even in death, he's helping us teach a heartbreaking, yet vital lesson to our boys.

Losing a Pet May Cause Inconsolable Grief

Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW | Posted 11.04.2013 | Miami
Linda Lipshutz, MS, ACSW

Coming home daily to a pet that accepts our flaws and loves us unconditionally may be a source of enormous comfort and joy. And, for those of us who have not have children of our own our pets may have filled an emotional void, offering a fulfilling sense of family connection.

This Magic Moment: Saying Goodbye to Two Friends

Natasha Ashton | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Natasha Ashton

Saying goodbye to a four-legged friend is something we all dread, and yet from the moment we look into their eyes and promise them, "You're mine," we know that the time will one day come.

Lessons From Herman: A Dog's Life

Kiran Chetry | Posted 05.04.2013 | Media
Kiran Chetry

For those who met Herman even once... he had your heart. He was a clown. He had a joy de vivre that made him seem almost human.

Remembering Daddy

Cesar Millan | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Cesar Millan

Three years can be a very long time and a very short time. It seems like only yesterday that Daddy was with me. It seems like a hundred years that he's been gone. And yet, he is here with me, every day.

Euthanasia: A Moment of Grace and Heartache

Diana Nyad | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Diana Nyad

It is clear that, come the time, I will do the right thing by my Scout. My baby. I will not let her suffer. We are told that we love our animals so much, we know when that moment is upon us. And we do the right thing. But how?

The Cat in a Book and in My Life

Dave Astor | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Dave Astor

I first met Angus in 2002, and we became close. Last winter, Angus started slowing down and sleeping even more than cats usually sleep. We brought him to the vet, and the diagnosis was leukemia.

Why Is Death So Shocking?

Judith Acosta | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

I have been told by very wise people that I have to make friends with Death. I believe they are right. But I have not yet been able.

What You Need To Know About Losing A Pet

Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living

By Vetstreet Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a cat or dog. It's hard to know how to cope with losing a four-legged member of your family...

I Still Grieve for My Cat -- And I'm Not Ashamed

Mary K. Moore | Posted 04.22.2012 | Women
Mary K. Moore

Grieving for a cat is a tricky proposition. Especially if you're a woman. By just owning one, you're a potential punchline and crying over one is viewed as more Cathy than cathartic.

He Was Only A Cat

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

I'm way too old for this. Nobody gets his first pet in his sixth decade. Then again, I'd always known pretty much everything I needed to know about w...