I “met” Ray Whiting on-line about 9 years ago when I joined the Scribe Tribe, then a group dedicated to the art of journaling. He was the “other” token gay man in the group besides me. He has lived for many years in New Orleans and I learned through a friend (who still keeps in touch with him) that when Katrina hit he had not evacuated, primarily because he refused to leave without his dog, Hazel. Through the days that followed, we waited in horror as little bits and pieces of Ray’s story would get to us through his cell phone calls to his daughter in Houston. Ray has finally been evacuated to Houston to be with his family. He’s got a blog up and he’s writing frequently. He has much to say and many stories to tell. If you want to read some of them, go to his site, http://www.raywhiting.com//MyLife/
OK, you gotta check this out for yourself.
Brother Cutlass of Desirable Mindfulness
(OK, I admit the humor may be lost on those unfamiliar with Unitarianism, but try it anyway.)
Here is the list of resources published in a local pet lover’s newspaper:
Animal Humane Society Pet Loss Support Group – 763-522-4325
ASPCA National Pet Loss Hotline (24 hours a day)
Enter PIN #104-7211 then your phone number. The call will be returned promptly.
College of Vet Medicine at University of IL/C.A.R.E. Pet Loss Helpline
Grief Recovery Hotline
Iowa State University Pet Loss Support Hotline
UC Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, Pet Loss Support Hotline
Animal Love and Loss Network
Animals in Our Hearts
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
Argus Institute for Families and Vet Medicine
Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline
Gardens of Memory
In Memory of Pets
The Pet Loss Grief Support Website and Candle Ceremony
Rainbow Pet Memorial
I can’t vouch for any of these sites – I haven’t checked them out yet. Just thought I would share them in case you or anyone you know might benefit from this info.