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Your Senior Pet’s Christmas Wish List

Your pet, like most loved ones, would like comfort and joy for the holidays but how do you provide for those needs? The tube of tennis balls that were once a favorite of your dog may not have the same draw they once did. The toy mice which your kitty once enjoyed playing with may…


Final Resting Place

Over the years I have said goodbye to 14 pets I have loved and lost. Each and every time I had cremains returned to me without a plan for where the cremains would eventually be placed. While cremation and disposition of the cremains is a highly personal decision, I knew I wanted cremains returned even…


National Pet Memorial Day at Seven Stones Cemetery

September 9th is National Pet Memorial Day. This year, Caring Pathways, Seven Stones Botanical Garden Cemetery and Mary Jo Honiotes partnered to provide a memorial event for people to celebrate and remember their animal companions. People came together to meet, support and walk with each other in their grief journeys on this beautiful Sunday afternoon. They shared…

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The Journey to Goodbye: Vlog with Mandi and Mabel

Vlog Question Outline: 0:11- Introduction to Mabel 0:35- What is Mabel’s Personality Like? 1:20- What does Mabel mean to You? 2:08- When was Mabel Diagnosed? 3:07- How has Hospice Care helped Mabel’s Journey? 3:42- How is Mabel feeling Today? 4:56- What is the Importance of Hospice Care? 6:28- What Resources are there for My Pet’s…

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The Journey to Goodbye: Part 6

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel is doing well! She has seemed to gain some of her weight back and is eating and drinking all right. She still has moments where she seems confused; crying out until one of us comes to her. We are going to be gone on vacation for a week and I…


The Journey to Goodbye: Part 5

Written by: Mandi Browning Today is Mabel’s 16th birthday and also the anniversary of the death of her brother, Goku. It is a strange day for us and we celebrate one of our babies and grieve the other. Mabel is doing pretty well. Her appetite hasn’t been too good but she seems to have good…


The Journey to Goodbye: Part 4

Written by: Mandi Browning We are going out of town for 4 days. Although Mabel is doing well, it is always a bit unnerving to leave her for that long. Kidney issues can come on so quickly and I worry that she will become ill and I will not be able to get to her…


The Journey to Goodbye: Part 3

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel loves to help me work. Today I had to call a few clients for grief support and she sat on my lap the entire time. It is moments like this that I will miss when she is gone. I know that it is important to stay positive for her and…


The Journey to Goodbye: Part 2

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel is my shadow. She has always been very attached to me…and I am pretty attached to her. Whenever I am home, she is at my side. I have never been apart from her for more than a week. She is my yoga partner, my work partner and my buddy! Mabel…


The Journey to Goodbye

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel is my 15 year old tabby cat. She came to me at 8 months old after being in a pet store that was shut down for neglect. Mabel was very sick and a bit mean. She only weighed a pound and fit in the palm of my hand, but acted…


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