Category Archives: Pet Loss / Grief

Saying Goodbye to a True Cancer Hero


I started out the day in tears.  Lots of tears.  A dog died this past weekend, and he was a very special dog to me and many others.  His name was Rukkus.  I met him and his mom Mindy several … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Abby


I don’t normally post tributes to every dog that I meet who has lost their battle to cancer.  Maybe I should, but I don’t want to give the impression that cancer is a hopeless situation.  Sometimes it sure feels like … Continue reading

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Dealing with Premature Grief


One of the most common pieces of advice that I give to people that I meet whose dogs have been diagnosed with cancer is to “live in the moment,” just as our dogs do.  I think it’s how they manage … Continue reading

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