the loss of pets I have loved

The Loss of a Pet: Will You Be There at The End?

When the time has come and you’re about to experience the loss of a pet, will you be there at the end?

No matter how long it’s been since you said goodbye to your last furry family member, it’s always heart wrenching, and you never forget that feeling.

I stay

I have always been there (except once which I’ll explain further down), and will continue to be there as long as I’m able, because I have no doubt it is the right decision for me.… Read full post

explaining the loss of a pet to children

Explaining the Loss of a Pet to Children

It’s hard enough for us to cope, imagine explaining the loss of a pet to children.

Sadly it’s one of those things in life that are inevitable. Of course it’s to be dreaded, but if handled properly, it will serve as an important lesson in loss, love, life and compassion.… Read full post

the loss of a pet

The Loss of a Pet

It’s not a topic anyone wants to talk about, I know I don’t, but the loss of a pet is an inevitable part of sharing our lives with them.

Like you, I have said goodbye too many times. You never get used to it, and it never gets easier. Nothing prepares you for the moment the vet walks in with that euthanasia paper, requiring your signature that will force you apart.… Read full post

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Halloween Pet Safety Tips

With the hustle and bustle, not to mention chaos and pandemonium, don’t forget these important Halloween pet safety tips. Have a fun and worry free Halloween with some very helpful advice!!

Candy – a cavity for the kids, something worse for your pets

Keep bags of candy out of your pets’ reach.… Read full post

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Make Your Own Dog Halloween Costumes

If you’re not wild about any of the dog costumes out there, and a collar with pumpkins just won’t do it for you, how about if you make your own dog Halloween costumes?

I’m afraid I’m not craft-inclined, but if you enjoy a challenge, or prefer the satisfaction of making something from scratch, I have put together some patterns and other accessories you can use to create your own unique design.… Read full post

halloween costumes for dogs

Halloween Costumes For Dogs

It’s just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes for dogs.

My dog Red is quite easy going, but so far hasn’t liked any of the head pieces I’ve put on her, so this year I’m going simple. Yesterday I bought a really cute pumpkin sweater, and that’s what she’s going to wear.… Read full post

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Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller Review

The Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller is worth looking into if you have a large dog. Sometimes it seems most of the strollers are made for small dogs, so it’s always nice to see a stroller that will help a bigger one get around. Advertised as suitable for up to 150lbs, I had to do some further investigating.… Read full post

bestpet all terrain extra wide 3 wheel pet stroller

BestPet All Terrain Extra Wide 3 Wheel Pet Stroller: Review

The BestPet All Terrain Extra Wide 3 Wheel Pet Stroller is definitely worth a look if you’re a fan of 3 wheels, and wanted the extra roominess to bring more than one pet on your walks. I confess I was first drawn to the leopard pattern – something different from the plain, solid colours I’ve been used to seeing.… Read full post

Guardian Gear double decker pet stroller review

Guardian Gear Double Decker Pet Stroller Review

The Guardian Gear Double Decker Pet Stroller is perfect if you share your life with more than one dog or cat, and would like to take them out at the same time. I have a wonderful stroller I bought for my senior dog Red, but now that my young dog Jack has had spinal surgery and can’t walk, he’s been using it.… Read full post

Pet Gear AT3 Pet Stroller Review

Pet Gear AT3 Stroller Review

The Pet Gear AT3 Generation 2 All Terrain Pet Stroller will put an end to you having to leave your dog behind because he is unable to keep up. A stroller has made all the difference in our lives, and it will do the same in yours. While researching 3 wheel jogger style strollers for medium sized dogs, this one caught my eye.… Read full post