Pawbituary

A Dog’s Advice on How To Deal with the Loss of a Pet

Thursday, Jan 21st, 2016

Bella and DiDi-my fursisters

By Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary.com Before she passed away in August, my dog, Bella used to dispense wisdom on her blog Paws to Talk. Bella would collect questions from various people and animals via email (Ok, I collected the questions) and then she would write what was in her heart. I’ve pulled this blog … Continue reading A Dog’s Advice on How To Deal with the Loss of a Pet

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3 Ways to Cope with Missing Your Pet This Holiday Season

Wednesday, Dec 16th, 2015

  By Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary.com It’s that time of year where the whole world seems to be emoting joy. Sugary treats, cheer and celebration are plentiful. However, if you’ve recently had to say so long to your pet or this season evokes sad memories, you may feel like taking cover until January 2nd. … Continue reading 3 Ways to Cope with Missing Your Pet This Holiday Season

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How Yoga Helped Me Cope With My Dog’s Terminal Illness and Death

Wednesday, Nov 4th, 2015

By Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary.com As I have mentioned on Pawbituary.com and on social media, my parents’ dog (I count her as my dog too) Bella became sick with Osteosarcoma in April 2015. Almost immediately after her diagnosis, we opted to have her diseased leg amputated so that she would be in less pain. … Continue reading How Yoga Helped Me Cope With My Dog’s Terminal Illness and Death

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Did I Do the Right Thing Euthanizing My Pet?

Thursday, Oct 8th, 2015

By Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary.com When my beloved childhood dog Marty was given a terminal stomach cancer diagnosis there seemed to be only one thing to do. I remember my mom calling me on a Saturday to say that Marty would be put down on Tuesday because the cancer was beyond treatable and he … Continue reading Did I Do the Right Thing Euthanizing My Pet?

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How Do I Feel Less Lonely After the Loss of a Pet?

Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015

Symbolic, mended broken heart

By Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary.com It is completely normal and expected that you would feel this way after months and years of companionship, love and care. Here are some things that can help… Start and Finish a Small Project I am always amazed at how much better I feel after cleaning my kitchen or … Continue reading How Do I Feel Less Lonely After the Loss of a Pet?

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My pet just passed away and I have a huge vet bill to pay.

Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015

vet-bills

By Margot Ahlquist, Creator of Pawbituary.com Grieving for your pet is one of the hardest things you will do in your life. However, compounding this most difficult time with financial stress seems unbearable. Whether you have just shelled out for treatments to combat your pet’s illness or are overwhelmed by the final vet bill, it … Continue reading My pet just passed away and I have a huge vet bill to pay.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

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