Learn about "Early Puppy Development"
**Early puppy development is so important**
I have included an interesting article about this topic. Click on the link below.
Coping with Pet Loss
I get so many calls from people that have just lost their beloved pet and
they are looking for a new baby to bring into their home.
Here are some really good tips on coping with that loss and the greiving process.
This page is dedicated to Stella
Click on the link below for 10 tips on how to handle pet loss
"Tips on coping with pet loss"
Probably one of the hardest things a pet owner needs to do is decide when it is time.
A lot of people tell you, you will know. Here is a guide that may help you in knowing just when that right time is for your beloved pet.
I am not.........
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog." Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise." "Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. "Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a human."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile,
because they "just don't understand."
by Richard A. Biby
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