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Kelly Baltzell is the founder of Beyond Indigo.com. She writes occasionally for the site. She has her masters in Counseling and Psychology.
Euthanasia Guilt and Your Pet
How do we work through the guilt of putting down our 10-year-old rottie, even though she was fully aware and mentally sharp but arthritis had made her back legs useless?
Getting Another Pet
Kitty at home with my parents where she had lived all her life instead of taking her to an empty apartment with me. She passed away about 6 moths after I left apparently due to multiple organ failure. The thought of this still brings tears to my eyes.
Guilt is All-Consuming
I have a major dilemma that is weighing very heavy on my heart and I am looking for guidance and hopefully forgiveness.
My Dog Drowned
I lost my dog, Buster almost two months ago very tragically. I let him go out to go to the bathroom like I had done for 15 years and I walked away for a minute. I looked out the window and noticed he had fallen into my almost frozen pond.
My Little Jack Russell
My little Jack Russell was killed 5-5-03 & I feel it was my fault as every morning, 5am I would let her out with me to run back & forth to my daughters, who is 4 houses away. Only this morning she looked directly at me & ran the other way into the busy street.
Second Year of Loss
It is soon the second year after the loss of my cat. She was my baby and my only real friend. The death was awful and I was suicidal and depressed in spite of therapy and the comforting cliches we all tend to use when death intrudes.
My heart is aching so bad. I know it's going to get worse when we have to deal with putting her down.
Traumatic death of a pet
After having my cat for almost five years, I was horrified and greatly saddened to discover his body on the side of the road! The poor thing was not intact! He looked so bad.
When Will Grief End?
I had to take my best friend of 15+ years for the last ride of her precious life. Making the decision to put her to sleep was the HARDEST thing I've ever had to do.
Who Gets Custody of the Pets?
My boyfriend and I have two Pugs; Angus & Ryker. We adopted them jointly 2 years ago. Recently, my boyfriend and I have not been getting along. I know we won't be staying together much longer. I know there is a good chance that I will never see my Angus or Ryker again.