— I've known people who died without great suffering, and I wonder if this has shaped the end-of-life decisions I make regarding my cats.
— If your cat is sick, there’s a path between aggressive treatment and euthanasia that allows a good quality of life for the time you have left.
— During a difficult couple of weeks, a continuous supply of baby feline cuteness has kept me from spiraling into big-sadness overload.
— At the venerable actor's passing, we revisit a "Star Trek" episode involving Spock and a black cat.
— I have rituals to remember the special cats in my life, and they really do revive happy times.
— We never want to think about the death of a pet, let alone go through it, but maybe we can prepare.
— The Japanese approach death is a strong reminder of how lucky I am to have my cat in my life.
— PetPhotoFun will animate your dearly departed cat and make him sing. Sing!
— Joan was rushed to hospice, leaving Isis stranded in her apartment; a group of people worked to reunite them and find Isis a new home.
— Some shelters run special foster programs to give elderly and special-needs cats a loving home. Next time I have a vacancy, I'm signing up.
— Each require courage and compassion; does experience in one arena help in the other?
— I worked hard to help him gain weight, but at four months old, I knew it was time to say goodbye.
— My best friend's cat -- my "godcat" -- is facing the end of his life. Here's how I'm helping my friend.
— The founder of Two Hearts Pet Loss Center wants there to be no regrets in facing the loss of a pet.
— Quasi the self-proclaimed "ugly cat" is gone, but her spirit will live on in efforts to raise money for less-adoptable, special-needs cats.
— Shevick believes his eco-friendly process will change our conception of after-death pet care.
— Our dog recently passed, and people were much more concerned than when my cats have died.
— I'll admit, it's happened to me. Here are four reasons why I think we mourn pets so deeply.
— This weekend, I took time to remember my late cats, and I thought up some ways, simple and otherwise, to memorialize our pets.
— After only 6 months as official mouser at the Scotland distillery, Peat dies in an accident.
— The device creates a meaningful cat memorial by combining ashes with soil and planting a tree.
— Death leads people into a sensitive time, and different friends might need different approaches.
— We had only moments to say goodbye to our beloved Harley, and I still haven't accepted her passing. How do you cope with such a loss?
— After our 3-year-old cat died of a sudden illness, it was touching to see how it affected each member of my family, including my son and daughter.
— We should respect the grieving process, whether it's for a human or a beloved animal companion.
— "Being there with the people or animals that you love is a really important, transformative, and healing experience."
— The loss of a pet is painful, but Harberts offers comfort during that most emotional time.
— I recently talked to a woman about her son dying, and I found myself digging from my well of experience in grief with the passing of my kitties.
— A pet hospice devised this method of adding some objectivity into this highly emotional situation.
— Although I wanted Nixie to live forever, I couldn’t be selfish -- I owed it to her to spare her pain, but I also didn’t want to say goodbye too soon.
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