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Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on June 23, 2009

IMG_0032My companion growing up was a beautiful Golden Retriever Collie mix named Red. I was devastated when he passed away when I was in high school. He was my friend, my protector and my companion.

Pet people know how animals can truly become part of the family and the loss of a pet can be as devastating as losing a friend.

The last few months have been rough on our family as we have lost many of our fury companions. Last week we lost our lovable black and white cat Lucky. Lucky was always under foot and ready to eat anytime the kitchen door opened. But we loved him and miss him dearly.

For the pet lovers out there, we know that you understand that the loss of a pet can cause a void in your life. They provide unconditional love and companionship. They are by are side when we are sick and listen when no one else will.

For the non pet lover, we ask you to remember that your friends that love the fury creatures of the world may be experiencing a loss without their pet. Kind words and your thoughtfulness at a time of a loss will be greatly appreciated.

We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with our fury friends and will miss them dearly.

In Loving Memory


Please let us know if you have a Pet story to share.  Email us at info@ididnotknowwhattosay.com and we will add it to our Inspiration page – http://www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com/inspiration.html

Have you hugged your pet today?


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© 2009 Lori Pederson
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What Happened Today That Brought You To Our Blog?

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on June 20, 2009

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We invite you to join our Gratitude Forum

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on June 18, 2009

Share your appreciation and gratitude for those that have passed away and for the friends and family members that have supported you through your loss.

Express your Gratitude for someone that was instrumental in assisting you through the grieving process.  

Express your Gratitude for a loved one that has passed away.

 By sharing we hope that others will learn ways to assist their loved ones.

Join Our Gratitude Forum at http://www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com/gratitude.html

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Global Hug Tour – Sponsor A Hug Today!

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on June 9, 2009

Inspire Me Today Founder Gail Lynne Goodwin and her husband Darryl will take off in a small prop plane from Colorado to circumnavigate the globe and literally hug the world. The tour will stop in 45 locations over a period of five months.

On a personal mission to make a difference, they will be:

  • Delivering an estimated $1,000,000 to important causes throughout the tour raised through grassroots contributions from people like you
  • Giving at least 2,000 hugs in each location to literally wrap the world in 100,000 hugs
  • Gathering great wisdom, inspiration and brilliance from leaders and luminaries in the far reaches of the globe to bring back and share on InspireMeToday.com

Global Hug Tour

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Planning For A Future Without You

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on June 4, 2009

When a friend or family member dies, it seems to be the first thing on our minds – What is my plan in case something happens to me?   As a few days pass by, the thought seems to escape us and we go back to living our lives.   

Planning for your death may be one of the most difficult tasks you will ever have to complete, but it is one of the most important gifts you can give to your family. 

Over the next few months we will be providing resources on Planning For A Future Without You.  We will be exploring the following topics with experts in their fields: 

  1. Life Insurance
  2. Estate Planning
  3. Wills & Trusts
  4. Advance Medical Directives & Living Wills
  5. Funeral Planning

 Please let us know if you have any specific questions you would like addressed as we explore these topics.  If you are an expert in these fields, please feel free to email us at info@ididnotknowwhattosay.com and you may be chosen as one of our experts to interview.   

Please watch our blogs for updates.

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