Today's Throwback Thursday blog post is to one of my favorite from the site. Not because it is just about my dog Mikey and he was a terrific dude, but because it is a reminder of why I have dogs in my life to begin with. And when I forget about what they bring into our lives, I like to quickly read through this to remind me to slow down and appreciate life a bit more … [Read more...] about Losing my dog: The things I learned about living life #ThrowbackThursday #RecipeForMoments
My husband and I decided to take a road trip to Utah with our very special dog Mikey, in order to volunteer for a week at an animal sanctuary. For my husband and I, it was our first vacation in a long time, but it was our first vacation with our dog - or any dog, for that matter! It was the middle of summer when we took our very long drive from Bay Area, California to southern … [Read more...] about Mikey’s Ice Cream Revelation. Remembering a special moment with our special dog #RecipeForMoments
IMHA / AIHA. This is an incredibly important topic for any pet guardian to be aware of. My dog Mikey passed away very rapidly from this diease in 2010. Mikey's symptoms were very vague, and it was only by chance that I knew about his condition when it was diagnosed, as I had - by chance - written an article about it a few months before he was stricken by the disease. This … [Read more...] about IMHA Webinar: learn more about deadly dog disease IMHA on February 11, 2014
It goes without saying that our dogs can teach us a lot about life. Sometimes it takes losing them to really solidify those lessons, and teach us what is important. After losing my dog in 2010, I wrote a few posts about the horrific experience of his sudden demise from disease. Then I wrote this post about some of the things I learnt about life through loving and losing him, … [Read more...] about 18 life lessons from my dog: #ThrowbackThursday
This is my answer on how to memorialize a lost pet, edited and fleshed out. The following question was originally posted on Quora: What are some meaningful ways to memorialize a beloved deceased pet? I have my favorite photos on the wall, of my living and past dogs. It's in a prominent location so I can see the photos every day. Even though I think about my departed dog … [Read more...] about What are some meaningful ways to memorialize a lost pet? My answer.