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Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program Article on Pet Memorials

Good article on the sad story of losing a pet but also remembering him or her through memorial.

This article lists numerous ways you can remember your beloved friend

Pet loss memorials can help ease the pain.  Please also review our pet loss grief counseling program

Pet loss memorials can help ease the pain. Please also review our pet loss grief counseling program

Please also review our Pet Loss Grief Counseling Program

The article, Six unique ways to memorialize a beloved pet, by Alice Short states

“The black box sits on the counter, encased in something that looks suspiciously like a gift bag, a cloud of netting pulled together at the top with an olive green ribbon. From a distance it looks like a tissue holder, but its contents are more likely to produce tears than dry them.

The box holds a small plastic bag of ashes, the remains of my dog Biscuit, a canine that filled a great deal of space during his 15 years. It wasn’t his size (he weighed only 30 pounds); it was his goofy, please-love-me personality that prompted strangers to fall at his feet.

Now all of that has been reduced to a neat little package whose contents need to be scattered somewhere — under the lemon tree, perhaps, or at every stop on our morning walks — another ritual from the human world that has been embraced by pet owners.

Pet cremations — along with burials and tributes and memorials — are increasing worldwide, contributing to the continued growth of the pet industry (spending is expected to reach $70 billion in 2017). But many of us still struggle with public expressions of grief. How can the death of a dog or a cat possibly compare with human loss?”

 

The answer to that question has inspired scholarly articles and countless essays from experts. A 2013 National Geographic report suggested that the bond between dogs and humans is about more than habit and close physical contact. “Researchers from the University of Chicago and several international institutions found that several groups of genes in humans and dogs … have been evolving in parallel for thousands of years.” The connection is “embedded in our genes.”

 

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