This Tuesday’s Tale: Henry


The Tale Of Henry The Cat &
The Woman Who Loved Him

I came across this post and was so moved by it, I had to share. Tiya Ivy wrote this post after the tragic death of her cat, Henry. She poured her heart out about the pain she was in over Henry’s death and how it happened.

Here is a paragraph from Tiya’s post:

“You see, Henry wasn’t just a run of the mill house cat. He wasn’t just a fixture in the background of our home that came in for feeding and kept to himself. He was an ever-present, loving and very involved member of our family. The night he died, his final act in this world before sneaking past my husband’s feet to get out far too late that evening, was to calm our 4-year-old daughter (who was having a meltdown because she was overtired and didn’t want to go to bed) by laying peacefully beside her until she finally drifted to sleep – as was his way. Every time I had a migraine, he never left my side until the storm had passed, even when I was puking my guts up and writhing in agony. When he came for a cuddle, he didn’t just lie next to you, he insisted on having his paw held. Despite the numerous times they certainly deserved it, he never once raised a claw to either of our girls. The amount of times he would make us laugh on a daily basis is innumerable. He was the physical embodiment of love and patience. He gave us everything he had to give and your actions robbed us of the chance to thank him for choosing to share his life with us before he left this world.”

I will provide a link to this post at the end. But first I wanted to discuss an important message that comes from this post.

Read the full post here.

#animals, #cats, #catsmatter, #grieving, #pet-loss, #pets

This Tuesday’s Tale: Coolidge & Effie


The Tale of Coolidge & Effie

Coolidge was one of the rescued kittens from a litter that was found in a field. He was a shy and timid cat, uncertain of his new surroundings, when Lauren and her husband first brought him home. (Lauren’s description sounds similar to what I experienced with Cino when I brought her home). But the patience and love they seem to have had for Coolidge eventually created a beautiful bond.  

Sadly, Coolidge passed away in 2015 in Lauren’s arms. There is no replacing Coolidge (as with any animal) but there is a new cat in Lauren’s life now and her name is Effie.

My full post here.

#animals, #cats, #pet-loss, #pet-photos, #pet-stories, #pets

Sunday Pause (Paws): A Few More Pets to Honor

I hope you were able to check out last week’s Sunday Pause (Paws) with all of the beautiful pets we honored that have passed on.

A few people shared some photos of their pets after the post had been published, so I am honoring them today along with a few videos that have incredible stories. I hope you enjoy!

Happy Sunday!

Full post here.

#animals, #cats, #dogs, #pet-loss, #pet-memorial, #pet-photos, #pets

This Tuesday’s Tale: Lal Mohan


The Tale of Lal Mahon

Today’s tale is continuing with the theme of honoring a pet that has passed away. This tale is about Lal Mohan who passed away at only two years old from a snake bite. This was very devastating for her family.

Click here to go to post.

#animal-rescue, #animals, #dogs, #pet-loss, #pets, #puppies, #snake, #snake-bite


My neighbor told me a few days ago that her son passed away suddenly. He was only 36. A co-worker and her family had to make the heart-wrenching decision to “put their dog down” recently. Should both be allowed to grieve?

I haven’t experienced the loss of a pet since my childhood dog passed away, but I still get teary eyed thinking about him. I have been getting pretty emotional writing this post and thinking about losing Cino someday.

Read the full post here.

#animals, #bereavement, #cats, #dogs, #grief, #pet-bereavement, #pet-loss, #pets

This Week’s Tuesday Tale: Sandifur

This week’s tale is a story of little Sandifur. He has passed and is missing his pet parents in a big way this Christmas.

Here is the first sentence in the story:

“December is the best month of the year at the Rainbow Bridge. For the dogs there is snow to romp in and the angels always have time to toss snowballs for them to chase. The cats enjoy patting at the snowflakes as they fall, and then curling up near the fireplace for a nice winter’s nap.”

Click here for the full post. I hope you enjoy it!

#animals, #cats, #christmas, #dogs, #pet-loss, #pets