Tag Archives: losing a pet

4-Legged Loss

Three animal lovers I know have lost pets during this already challenging time. Kate said good bye to Mollie, her beloved kitty. James, next door, Erin, Patrick the cat’s sister. Danny, the florist, who has two Bull Mastiffs, now only … Continue reading

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The Full Monty

There’s an elderly French couple living in my building I’ve come to know. They walk arm in arm, taking the air, moored happily in each other’s longtime company. I love how they look, elegantly plain without fuss, his white hair … Continue reading

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The Furry Departed

We’ve all been through it. Topdown with Chester, Kate with Jake. Even me, who, whenever I see a tube of any kind, still cries over Carmela the Bassett Hound, who is still among us, just in Jersey. Or is it … Continue reading

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Vet, Out Of Uniform

I ran into my former veterinarian on the Upper West Side who really popped a file for me. Dr. J. retired three years ago, but for years looked after all the neighborhood animals, including mine…Missy the cat, being the last. … Continue reading

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Live Your Life

During my, do I have a brain tumor scare, I ran into a woman who told me about someone we both knew who’s suffering from early signs of dementia. She’s somebody I’ve worked with who was always very kind to … Continue reading

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