lives in Colorado where she enjoys reading, creative writing,
acting, playing the piano, and drawing and painting. She spends
her free time riding horses, playing with her dogs, and skiing.
acted as producer for "A Hole In My Heart; A Child's Guide
to Pet Loss".
loss of a beloved pet is a heartbreaking experience. For children
in the family, the death of a pet represents the loss of a best
friend, protector, and confidante. When I lost my dog Bubba, in
February of 2006, I was devastated and became physically ill.
Luckily, I had wonderful support from my family, teachers, and
friends. While I will always miss Bubba, the hole in my heart
is healing. However; not all children are as fortunate to have
such a strong network of support as I had. In February of 2008
I was selected by The Davidson Institute for Talent Development,
a national organization, to complete a proposed service project.
My project was a video production for children whose pets have
died, presented from a child's experience and point of view. I
wish something like the video on this site had been available
when I lost my Bubba. I hope that children and their families
find the information helpful in learning to accept the death of
loving memory of Bubba.