By: Heather O’Neill We don’t own a dog. But my 9-year old son desperately wants one. When he was 4 he said: JD: “Mama, do you know who wants a dog for Christmas?” Me: “Who?” JD: (with both thumbs he points to himself) “This Guy.” Our family is never home. Between work, school, sports, etc., … More The Pain of Losing a Pet
By: Jessica Aldred Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things we will go through in our lives. In my life, there is no exception when it comes to my fur-babies. After five long months without my beloved puppy girl, and an unexpectedly difficult grieving process, I finally felt compelled … More Completing the Grieving Process
By: Tanya Pimental Many people start their journey towards parenthood with a pet. My boyfriend, now husband, gave me an adorable kitten as a graduation gift not long after we moved in together. Animals are such loyal and lovable creatures. There is a comfort in knowing they are around. Curling up to snuggle a furbaby really does … More Pet Loss
By: Anne Marie Holloway Our kids started hammering us with requests for a new pet shortly after the loss of our beloved feline, Boru, this past winter. Every night, my husband and I were visited by one or multiple teary eyed children who would inform us that they could not sleep anymore in “this house” … More A New Kitten
By: Jessica DiRamio I am bugged several times a week for a pet. I hear things like: “I am the only kid who doesn’t have a pet.” “We don’t even have a fish!” “I wish I had something that would sit on my lap while I pet it.” “When I am a Mom, I will … More Is It The Right Time For A Pet?