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Countdown to Forever
By Lauren DePino
Sydney, the dog my ex and I share, is dying. How do I say goodbye?
What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Grieving Self
By Sarah Chauncey
45 years after my mom died, I finally know the impact of loss across time.
My Cat’s Death Broke My Brain
It wasn’t just my heart that went to pieces when she left my side.
Had My Dog Come Back as a Squirrel?
By Carrie Friedman
My beloved beagle died, but he still seemed to inhabit our yard.
Paying Tribute to My Peeps
By Karen Iris Tucker
My 13-pound Bichon Frisé was my best friend, my loyal companion and my professional buoy. So why isn't there a blueprint for mourning a pet who loved me as much as any human did?
My ‘Recovery Cat’ Would Never Recover
By Carla Zanoni
When Kali died, she took with her 16 years of secrets.
Stilled and Beating Hearts
By Courtney Maum
Pregnant with our first child, I felt my baby's kicks grow stronger as our beloved feline's heart slowly failed.
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By Lisa Kenner Grissom
Losing a pet is a peculiar experience. Animal lovers get it, but others don't. They ask when you're getting a new one. Like you’re replacing a broken toy.
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