Hi, my name is Daisy. I am following up on last week’s Second Chance Pet Column on helping children cope with the loss of a pet. This week I guide you in what to say (or not say) when discussing a pet’s death with a child.

Tom Petty wasn’t kidding when he wailed in plaintive, rock heartbreak fashion that the waiting is the hardest part. He was talking about true love. I’m talking about the end of this damn pandemic. That will be just about as satisfying as finding The One. In the most surreal lap around the su…

 A recent study of the mental health impacts on children from the death of a family pet is showing that the experience can affect children more than we have realized. For many parents this may not be news as the bonds children form with pets resemble secure human relationships in terms of pr…

Hi, my name is Daisy. I am following up on last week’s Second Chance Pet Column on helping children cope with the loss of a pet. This week I guide you in what to say (or not say) when discussing a pet’s death with a child.

Tom Petty wasn’t kidding when he wailed in plaintive, rock heartbreak fashion that the waiting is the hardest part. He was talking about true love. I’m talking about the end of this damn pandemic. That will be just about as satisfying as finding The One. In the most surreal lap around the su…

 A recent study of the mental health impacts on children from the death of a family pet is showing that the experience can affect children more than we have realized. For many parents this may not be news as the bonds children form with pets resemble secure human relationships in terms of pr…

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It’s 4 a.m. when my alarm clock initially goes off. It starts with a quiet meow followed by faint footsteps along my chest and neck. Then I hear the purring. Ripley is making sure Daddy’s alive. He kneads in my armpit as if he’s preparing a ball of fresh dough, before settling on my left sho…

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There's wonderful lyric from the culture wars of the 1960s that told us “the revolution will not be televised.” Of course the revolution will be televised. The two were made for each other.