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Star a tribute

As we move from 2015 towards 2016, I am very sad to tell you that we are moving forward without one of our family, because we lost Star earlier this month. I haven’t felt able to share anything about it as to do so would have made it really real, and I just wasn’t ready for that. Losing her was a shock, and left a raw wound in our lives, which will take a long time to ease.

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Luna

Luna - a cat who stole the heart of a dog lover. She lived amongst dogs and held her own. She is remembered with love.

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Luna – a cat who stole a dog lover’s heart

“Julie, I don’t know how to tell you this. It’s Luna.” Those were the words that issued from my mobile phone as I stood in the goat enclosure of a theme park in Cornwall. My Mom was at my house caring for the dogs, cats and the rest of the menagerie while we took a week’s break. Now she was ringing me with the news that every pet sitter – or indeed pet owner - dreads most; one of those in her care, despite her best attentions, had died.

Luna was one of our much loved, and looked after cats. She was an affectionate, agile, dainty, beautiful tortoiseshell cat. She was always the more active of the two kittens we brought home only nine months ago. She never caught up

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Better to have loved and lost...

I've just read an article entitled Jessica Simpson to replace dead dog. It's an emotive headline isn't it?

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Just a dog?

Today I've been editing an interview I did with Tim and Cathy Glass. Tim is the author of Just This Side of Heaven, a book which tells his and Cathy's and their Beagles' story. It's a beautiful book that depicts life - and death -with a dog. Or rather dogs, because both Cathy and Tim love Beagles. In fact the breed brought them together, but you'll have to read the book or listen to the interview to find out!

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Episode 67 - Coping with the loss of a dog

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Released Sat June 14, 2008
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