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Invest in your best friend

Invest in your best friend

My dad sent me an article about “best friend investments”. It wasn’t talking about human relationships. The article was literally about investing in pet related stocks. They gave a numerical figure, “in the US pet products are a $95.7 billion dollars industry.” I didn’t find that shocking. All I have to do is look around my house to comprehend that figure. However my favorite line was; “pets are making the transition from luxuries to necessities.” I don’t know if I…

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Attitude Gratitude reminder from my sister

Attitude Gratitude reminder from my sister

My mood has been dark lately. I miss my dog. I feel alone. It’s been a tough couple of weeks. I received  an email yesterday, which was actually my sister’s newsletter. It was entitled Attitude and Gratitude. At the top of the email it actually said thanks Jamie. Truthfully when I first saw it I really thought she personalized it just for me. I honestly thought that even though it was her newsletter, for her business, that the subject matter…

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My cats

My cats

Not everybody knows this about me, but I had cats before I had a dog. My very first apartment with my soon to be husband, then ex-husband LOL, didn’t allow dogs. I was dying for a pet. One of my employees had a cat that had a litter of kittens and I got my first cat. We named her tipsy because for a cat she wasn’t quite so graceful. She would be walking across the back of the couch and…

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Feeling Lonely

Feeling Lonely

I have something to admit it. You might see it as slightly pathetic. I see it as a loss. I feel very lonely since Marshmallow died. I didn’t even realize what I was feeling until my daughter left for the night and came back. It wasn’t because she was gone, as silly as it sounds, it’s when she came home. My Zoey missed her and wanted to be with her. So she spent time with my daughter, so sweet. I…

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Marshmallow came home

Marshmallow came home

His ashes came separate from his urn. A meltdown. I knew that this error would make the process of getting his ashes emotionally more difficult. I was correct. Years ago, when I lost Boomer, I never saw his ashes. https://multipleexperiences.org/2017/01/04/boomer-came-home/. The urn was closed and I still have no idea how to even open the box. I didn’t know what to expect. It wasn’t ashes. It was like gravel and small rock like pebbles.  Jusr holding that in my…

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A meltdown

A meltdown

I got a package yesterday from the pet memorial place. I was certain it was the urn for my Marshy with his ashes and paw prints. I actually went downstairs to the guard booth to pick it up myself. I didn’t want it sitting there. I was already anxious and upset. These were what was left of my sweet boy. I opened the box and the urn, while pretty, was larger than I expected. It was also light, too light….

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In loving memory of Marshmallow

In loving memory of Marshmallow

I don’t really know what to write. My heart is so heavy from the loss of my Marshmallow. I’ve stopped crying spontaneously but my heart hurts so much. Going to bed is the hardest part. Marshy was my one dog that ALWAYS slept touching me. Normally he slept under the blankets by my feet. As he got warm under there he’d come out and sleep on the blankets at my feet. This back and forth would go on all night…

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Words of support from other dog lovers

Words of support from other dog lovers

I belong to three Facebook groups for dogs. One of them is English bulldogs and two are for French bulldogs. Anytime I see something posted about someone losing a dog, I always try to write. I completely understand and remember the pain of losing Boomer, my English Bulldog, over 3 years ago. When I lost my Marshmallow I posted it on one of the sites. I never realized how much those posts could actually bring a little comfort until it…

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My marshmallow

My marshmallow

I’m very concerned about my Marshmallow. He is over 11 years old now and lately he’s not eating well. I’ve tried mixing many different things into his food, including his favorite, peanut butter. He might eat a few bites but then walks away. I can get him to eat a little more by feeding him each piece hand by hand. What starts at 8:30!with a 1/2 cup of food sometimes isn’t finished until 2:30. Then it starts all over again…

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Sometimes you have to laugh

Sometimes you have to laugh

Well sometimes my MS issues lead to funny outcomes. I got my mom to bake Mandel Bread. These are cookies very similar to biscottis. It is one of those recipes passed down through the family for a long time. It use to be so hard to get the dough mixed so we never made them often. Then mom got this great mixer and she can make them in record time. After she cleaned every closet and draw in the house…

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