Creative Ways to Keep Your Dog’s Memory Alive After She Dies

The hardest part of of having a dog is losing them much too soon. Not only is it excruciatingly painful, but it often involves some very, very hard decisions. It can be traumatic and takes a long time to move on.

Our deep bond with our pets has gained recognition over the years as more people see their dogs as family members, and the media has acknowledged how difficult it is to lose a pet: The Washington Post posted an article in 2012 titled: “The Death of a Pet Can Hurt as Much as the Loss of a Relative” and the same year, The New York Times posted the article, “Grieving for Pets and Humans: Is There a Difference?”

Psychology Today ran a 2016 article called, “Why Losing a Pet Hurts So Much.” “From one pet owner to another, we understand the intense pain and emptiness that occurs after this loss. There is no correct way to grieve and work through this process, as everyone walks down a different journey with a pet.”

Related: ‘A Dog Legends Are Made Of’: Owner Writes Touching, Yet Funny Obituary for Her Rescue Dog

It can help with the grieving process to find a way to memorialize your dog. There are many different ways to do this, so you can choose one that feels the most powerful — and natural — way to honor the intense love between you and your dog.

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“Healing After the Loss of Your Mother: A Grief & Comfort Manual,” A New Step-By-Step Grief Recovery Guidebook

Author Elaine Mallon Releases "Healing After the Loss of Your Mother: A Grief & Comfort Manual," A New Step-By-Step Grief Recovery Guidebook

Author Elaine Mallon has released "Healing After the Loss of Your Mother: A Grief & Comfort Manual" ($14.95, paperback, 9781733538909; $9.99, ebook, 9781733538930), a practical, step-by-step guidebook for those mourning the loss of their mother … [Continue reading]

Family mourns victims in Tarpon Springs triple homicide

Family mourns victims in Tarpon Springs triple homicide

TARPON SPRINGS — Mike Ivancic stretched his arms out and, with Radiohead blasting in his ears Saturday, raised his body into downward dog in the very room where his father’s family was found dead just four days earlier. On New Year’s Day, Tarpon … [Continue reading]

8 Ways to support a woman after she’s had a miscarriage

8 Ways to support a woman after she’s had a miscarriage

Acknowledge they are parents Even if the miscarried child was their only pregnancy, that couple is still a mother and a father. Schwob says it’s important to “Validate the child as a precious life and acknowledge the mothers and fathers.” Many … [Continue reading]

Don’t hide your grief from children. Grief can help bring you closer

...but like a great number of mothers (and fathers) after a bereavement, it wasn’t long before I attempted to pull myself together and go back to normal. And although at the heart of this was a desire to protect my daughter from my grief, I ended up … [Continue reading]

Dealing with Grief during Christmas & the holidays

Community: Dealing with grief during the holidays

Following the loss of someone close leaves a certain trepidation of days to come … birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, will never be the same. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s can be some of the most difficult and challenging … [Continue reading]

Santa delivers special letter to grieving Minnesota girl

Santa delivers special letter to grieving Minnesota girl

HINCKLEY, MINN. — Santa Claus helped a Minnesota girl cope with her grief by delivering a special letter to the 9-year-old, WCCO reported. Arianna Sam was adopted by her grandparents, who she considers her parents. So when her grandfather died in … [Continue reading]

Grieving and Christmas & the Holidays

PHILLIPS: Grieving and the Holidays

The holidays can be a rough time of the year for many of us. Two years ago this month I lost my brother suddenly 7 days after my father in law was diagnosed with brain cancer and we were told that he only had weeks to live. And as if that was not … [Continue reading]

AllProDad: 6 Worst Things to Say to Someone Grieving

It’s okay, we all struggle with this. But grief is real and we can do better. We lose parents, we lose wives, and sometimes, we even lose our children. No judgment here, just some encouragement to be there for our brothers, and to swap out fear and … [Continue reading]

What To Do After A Fall At Work 

You commit a lot of time and energy to your job, so it only makes sense you want to feel safe when you’re there! While you can try to be as careful as possible, there are times when you may find yourself in a challenging situation in the … [Continue reading]

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