Posts in category "Euthanasia"

Euthanizing Specific Breeds - A Must-Read By Tatiana's Tails

I love the Tatiana’s Tails blog, and hope that some day I can write so clearly on so many different animal-related topics. Tatiana’s latest post – John Bernthal Wants You To Take Action Against Breed Discrimination – answers so many of the same comments I received when I questioned what really happened just before another... Read more »

MN Pets Helps With Euthanasia - But They Need To Know These 2 Things

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Dr. Rebecca McComas has a good heart and great intentions. Her company, MN Pets, provides “gentle euthanasia” services in your home, and support during the grief process.  I admire and respect these goals.  When I came across her video ad, I thought that it was carefully constructed and oozed compassion as well as professionalism.  There... Read more »

Chris P. Bacon - The Pig On Wheels

Too often, we become discouraged by stories of cruelty toward our fellow creatures, forgetting the many compassionate people who open their hearts to animals who appear to be destined for euthanasia.  Sometimes, they aren’t well-behaved or suited to the families who adopt them.  Sometimes, they aren’t beautiful enough, or amusing enough, or smart enough, or... Read more »
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Do Animals Know They Are Dying?

I found an intriguing blog post by Jessica Winter, in which she explores the question of whether her cat was trying to convey her own impending death.  Jessica consulted several scientists and did a great job of presenting a range of opinions about whether animals are conscious of their own mortality and will try to... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to a Dying Pet without Guilt

One of the most heart-rending, but also gratifying, services I provide to my clients is the transition ritual.  Saying goodbye to a dying pet companion produces more guilt, grief, and emotional baggage than almost any other human experience.  The pain can be so great that people either run out and adopt/buy/rescue another animal almost immediately... Read more »
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    Denise Norberg-Johnson is an Animal Communicator and Reiki Master, who also works with animals and their people as a Certified LifeLine Practitioner. As a former biology teacher, construction contractor, business trainer and financial writer, she has spent her life engaged in a continuous learning process. An award-winning speaker and author, she has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, and anticipates the publication of her book, "Animals Know! - What Animals Teach Us" in early 2013. Denise's formal education includes an M.B.A., a Masters degree in Teaching, a B.A. in Biological Science, and an A.A. in Architectural Interior Design. When she is not reading voraciously, dancing as if no one is watching, or attempting to play her junior high school violin recital pieces, she amuses herself by annoying her husband Dave and their six rescued cats.

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