If You Want to Send a Sympathy Gift For the Loss of a Pet, Here Are Some Suggestions

Written by Tara Pearce

If a friend of family member has just lost a pet, it’s natural to want to send them a sympathy gift. The hard part isn’t pulling out your credit card to buy though – it’s deciding what to send. It’s a sensitive time and you don’t want to upset someone who’s close to you. That’s why we’re here. We’ve been on both sides of this terrible time and can guide you in terms of what to send.

If you have a tight budget, for less than $50 you can getrepparttar following items:

- A book that helpsrepparttar 142187 pet owner through their grieving. - A memorial stone forrepparttar 142188 backyard, engraved withrepparttar 142189 pet’s name, date of birth or a nice poem. - A figurine ofrepparttar 142190 pet’s breed is always nice. - A necklace with a bone or a dog pendant. - A picture frame and put a picture ofrepparttar 142191 pet in it.

If you have a little more to play with, for under $100 you could get:

- A granite pet marker withrepparttar 142192 text of your choice. - A portrait frame urn for a keepsake or cremains. - A memorial stone with a beautiful saying: “If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven and bring you Home again”

How To Maintain Your Love Affair ... With Your Dog Part One - Training

Written by Peggie Arvidson-Dailey

How to Maintain Your Love Affair with Your Dog - Training Tips for a Happy and Healthy Relationship with Your Canine Companion © 2004-2005 by Peggie Arvidson-Dailey

When I first laid eyes on my little ball of black fluff at an adoption fair, I knew there was no turning back. My husband and I had been looking for justrepparttar right dog for months, and allrepparttar 142098 research and networking had finally paid off. There was no doubt in my mind that we had foundrepparttar 142099 most perfect, precious four-legged family member inrepparttar 142100 world.

As luck would have it,repparttar 142101 adoption fair was right aroundrepparttar 142102 corner from our home, this gave us a great opportunity for a home visit atrepparttar 142103 end ofrepparttar 142104 event. I ran home, scrubbed and cleaned and did everything I could to make sure our home was ‘puppy worthy’. As soon as she arrived with her foster mom,repparttar 142105 puppy made sure to let us know she was inrepparttar 142106 right place…but more about that later.

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