Dying & Death Talk

Looking at dying and death for what it is: a part of life.


Loss of a pet

Losing a Dog Is More Painful Than Most People Think

Courtesy of | Originally Published 11.20.2019 | Posted 01.24.2020 When we adopt a dog, we may not realize how attached we become to these angelic animals. A loyal dog is more than just a dog. They are family –... Continue Reading →

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

But my veterinarian advised me that my end-of-life scenario for my dog wasn’t realistic. In most cases, a natural death, she told me, means prolonged suffering that we don’t always see, because dogs and cats are far more stoic than humans when it comes to pain.

Nursing Juliet

Courtesy of | By Danielle Ofri | Illustration by Yvetta Fedorova | Originally Published 10.28.2018 | Posted 11.30.2018 In a world that relentlessly enforces limits, the love of a pet is a refuge for unconstrained emotion, especially for a... Continue Reading →

‘A ticket to the next life’: the lavish Buddhist dog funerals of Bangkok

Courtesy of | By Hannah Ellis Peterson | Originally Published 05.24.2018 | Posted 06.23.2018 Full funeral rites from the monks of Bangkok’s Wat Krathum Suea Pla temple used to be for humans only – until a new and lucrative... Continue Reading →

Animals Grieve Just Like Humans. Meet Bella.

Story and Photo by Lisa C. Oliver | Posted 05.26.2018 Bella lost her brother Argyris on the night of April 28th, 2018.  At eight years old, the  Neapolitan mastiffs were littermates, adopted together at 7 weeks of age. Arygris was... Continue Reading →

Mourning a Dog Can Be Harder Than Mourning a Person

Courtest of | By Frank T. McAndrew | Originally Publishd 04.10.2018 | Posted 05.14.2018 "Many studies show our relationships with dogs can be even more satisfying than our human relationships." Recently, my wife and I went through one of... Continue Reading →

Dog in mourning: Helping our pets cope with loss

Courtesy of | Posted 05.11.2018 A heart-tugging image of a brown Labrador retriever named Hawkeye lying beside the American flag-draped casket of his human companion, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, went viral on the internet within hours. Pet lovers were... Continue Reading →

What happens when a beloved pet dies: Grief can be deep, memories often sweet

Courtesy of | By Amy McRary |Originally Published 04.15.2018 | Posted 05.04.2018 Why does the UT Veterinary Medical Center offer a pet loss support group? (Click below to find out) Jennifer Burke grieved six months after Hippie Chick... Continue Reading →

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