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Have You Ever Loved a Rat?

I have. Four times. There is a great difference between pet rats (Or Fancy Rats as they are called) and wild rats. Pet rats are smart,

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Ideas for Pet Loss Memorials

When my precious cat Javier died, I created a living backyard memorial to him with rhododendrons and a sculpture of a cat that looks just

Healing Pet Grief
Pet Loss

My Cat’s Pet Loss Memorial

My cat Javier (Javi for short) became my baby after my kids left for college. I was his person and I’ve never been loved so

Healing Pet Grief
Pet Loss

The House Dog’s Grave

Here is a beautiful poem about the loss of a dog, written from the perspective of the dog who was so loved. The House Dog’s

Healing Pet Grief
Pet Loss

Do Pets Go to Heaven?

Wallace Sife, Ph.D wrote the book, The Loss of a Pet. He was my teacher when I was studying to become certified as a pet

Healing Pet Grief
Pet Loss

The First Year After the Loss of a Pet

The first year after the death of your beloved dog or cat can be a time of intense emotions. If you’re like most people, you