Tribute to A Hero - Gallagher

Tribute to A Hero - Gallagher Around 2009 we decided to add another member to our little family The next year, we brought our little puppy home, an Irish Wolfhound.  He needed to have a strong Irish name, of course, and the name Gallagher seemed to fit him just right.  So, Gallagher he was! Never […]

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Tips for keeping pets safe and calm during fireworks

During the October to December period, Diwali, Guy Fawkes and New Years Eve celebrations kick off with a bang, literally. While these celebrations are great fun for humans, animals don't have quite the same enjoyment due to their highly sensitive hearing senses that heighten most sounds. Studies have shown that more dogs run away on days […]

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Dealing With Grief

Often people feel ashamed or embarrassed about having an emotional response to the death of their pet. This is normal and it would be surprising if one felt no sense of grief. Bereavement can be a confusing and trying time. We would like to offer the following advice.

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Helping Your Child Cope

How you broach your pet’s death will depend on the age of your child and their previous experience with death.

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Pets: God’s Gift to Us

I've been asked about my favorite pets when I was growing up. Below is the video of my answer, if you'd prefer to watch, and the transcript if you'd prefer to read. My family had a number of dogs. We had a black lab named Ranger, who had a sad story. He got involved with […]

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Saying Goodbye to Moses

I shared briefly on Facebook what happened a couple of days ago, but wanted to blog about it now and add quite a few other thoughts and links. Nanci and I had to put to sleep our almost 15-year-old Dalmatian, Moses. Many of you have been there, as indicated by the 150 comments on Facebook […]

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