Family Life

Everything Has Both a Beginning and an End

Everything Has Both a Beginning and an End   Life transitions can be extremely difficult and painful, understandably so. Why would we want something that is enjoyable, comforting, something we like, to come to an end. I had a dream just the other night about my two ‘girls’… Minnie and Delilah… who are my two dogs that passed away over the last few years. It was a beautiful dream where we were all together again, and having a wonderful romp in the park. Once I awoke, I shed some tears… when I remembered that they were no longer with me in my...

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Visit An Animal Shelter If You Want A Pet

If you have made the decision to add a pet to your family, first check your local animal shelter. They not only have dogs and cats, but other animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and gerbils. Pets end up in an animal shelter for many reasons. These animals would love to be adopted and brought home to become part of a family.

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12 Tips of Christmas

Everyone has heard of the 12 Days of Christmas… well I decided to have some fun with it, and use each ‘day’ as inspiration for giving you an important safety and sanity tip for this year’s holiday season.   I’m certainly not a doom-and-gloom kinda person, however, just like we teach in Pet First Aid… prevention and knowledge is always key to having confidence and in keeping your pet healthy for your long life together. I hope you enjoy how I managed to make each tip correlate (some… very loosely) with the traditional 12 days of Christmas. I...

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Holidays From Our Pets’ Perspective: Insights For Keeping This Time Enjoyable For Everyone

The Holidays and our pets. We love them both. They can also cause us stress. Here are some insights on keeping these special times and relationships enjoyable for everyone.

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