Pet loss - recent happenings

Carmel_sleeping My blogging friend, Yvonne DiVita, told me the sad news that her dog and companion Carmel passed away last week. Yvonne guest blogged about Carmel amongst her other pets as part of my Me, My Pet, and I series.

Carmel came down with bloat, also known as gastric tortion, that was just too far gone to recover from.Yvonne blogged about Carmie's death here - it's a very touching read.

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Guest Blogger: Donna Lynes-Miller, Gourmet Station

Another instalment in the Me, My Pet and I blog series where I ask bloggers to reveal their pet-loving side.

Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing referred me to Donna, saying "Max's best friend [Toby's dog] is her dog Alex.  I know her story will be wonderful!" And she was right...


Angelinwindowe Every life should have at least one passion. You know what I mean….some aspect of the arts, raising children, religion. In my case the passion was unmistakably animals and I knew it from a very early age. I was blessed to have a show pony named Red Bird when I was pre-teens. She was our pride and joy always took “blue.” My first canine friend was a Chihuahua named Michelle (after the Beatles song of the same name). We adored each other – a mutual admiration society of two.

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Guest Blogger: Toby Bloomberg, Diva Marketing blog

Now the holidays are over, let's get back to the good stuff - an entry for the Me, My Pet and I blog series where I ask bloggers to reveal their pet-loving side.

I've been reading Toby's blog for many years now and we finally bumped into each other over at Facebook through friends of friends late last year. Here's Toby's guest post on her dog Max.


Max A Birthday Wish Come True

Christmas_max_2007 Once upon a time there was a little girl who every birthday when she closed her eyes to blow out the candles wished for a puppy. None ever came. At least not until she was all grown-up with a house of her own. And then she almost didn’t recognize that the little white Westie with the big brown eyes and black button nose was the dog that she had been wanting for so many years.

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I Heart Barnes

Barnes_making_me_smile I stayed home today as I was feeling very much under the weather and I have a work trip coming up that I have to be well for.

After I took the girls off to daycare, I came home, took care of some email and then crawled into bed. As I was dozing off, I heard this scuffling noise next to me and I saw through half opened eyes Barnes crawling his way under the duvet to cuddle up beside me.

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Guest Blogger: Celeste Lindell, Average Jane blog

A continuation of the guest blogger series, Me, My Pet, and I, where I ask bloggers to reveal their pet-loving side... This entry is from Celeste Lindell behind the Average Jane blog.

I met Celeste at th Blogher conference just as I was leaving and remembered afterwards that Yvonne, over at Scratchings and Sniffings and recent guest blogger, had suggested I get in touch with Celeste. So I got in touch and here we are, guest blog entry in hand.


Velcro_2 From the time I was a small child, I have absolutely adored cats. I grew up in a semi-rural area with dogs, barn cats, horses, chickens, peacocks and other miscellaneous pets, but I always loved the cats the most.

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Guest Blogger: Brad Feld, Feld Thoughts

I'm delighted to have Brad Feld guest blogging for my blogging series Me, My Pet, and I.

I've been reading Brad's blog now for well over 2 years and find his perspective on VC investing, angel investing, running marathons, and being happily married a very interesting combination. Whenever I have questions about investing or running a board or just keeping my feet on the ground, Brad's blog is usually the first place I go.

Here's his post.


When I was a kid, I tolerated the dogs we had.  As a teenager, we had a large airdale named Addison that I always found annoying.  In retrospect, I think it was channeling my mom (it was her dog after all) and I was having a normal teenage reaction to it.

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Guest Blogger: Yvonne Divita, Lipsticking, Scratchings and Sniffings blogs, among others

A continuation of the guest blogger series, Me, My Pet, and I, where I ask bloggers to reveal their pet-loving side... This entry is from Yvonne Divita.


I've been a pet lover since I was a child. I think most pet lovers start at an early age. But, I adopted pets (at least in my imagination, my Mom wasn't really into a whole house full of pets, just one cat and dog at a time, thank you) because I was lonely. We moved a lot when I was very young, and I always felt a bit out of place whenever we ended up someplace new. It seemed that the cat and dog were the only ones who cared.

As time went on, I received a dog of my very own, as opposed to being the 'family' pet, when I was 12. For 10 years she went everywhere with me. I do mean everywhere (except school). People knew that if they invited me over, I'd have the dog with me.

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Guest Blogger: Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends

Working Cats Clock In

Kingtut_3After years working long days in the corporate world, I now have the luxury of running my own business from home.  My husband also runs his business from home.

Queenofsheba_4 Because we are at home most of the day, our two fuzzy little pet children, Sparky and Sheba – are closer to us than any of our pets before.  Sparky and are siblings.  Sparky is a red cream Himalayan and Sheba is a blue Himalayan.  Himalayans have gentle and loving personalities and become very attached to their human parents.

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New series: Me, My Pet, and I

There are a number of upstanding and respected bloggers and business people who we know through their captivating articulation of their subject matter expertise - whether that be marketing, entrepreneurship, venture capital, or politics. Whatever your interest, it's out there.

But, behind the scenes when they go home, they are pet parents through and through, rolling around on the floor with their dogs licking their faces or write their blog articles with their cats purring on their laps (or shoulders as the case may be). They are besotted with their pets and that's something we don't get to see all that often.

So, I thought it would be interesting to let these human beings show their pet loving sides in the safe confines of the Embrace blog in this series.

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