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The Latest Issue

#66 Summer 2014 (17-2) The Summer Edition includes the latest APLB news; the President’s Corner; Memorials; an article, “Profound Bereavement and How It Can Be Alleviated”, by Dr. Wallace Sife; an article: “Ten Tips For a Contented Cat”; Information box: “New Directions: New Leadership”; an essay, “Natural Remedies”, by Dr. Michelle Crossley; Cartoon: “Stray Bar”; announcements; some thank you notes; story, “Faithful Until the End”; New and Renewing Members, and Contributions; article: “When Is It Too Hot for Your Dog?”; and an essay, “What Is Animal Hospice? by Karen Twyning, DVM. Download

Past Issues

#65 Spring 2014 (17-1) The Spring Edition includes the latest APLB developments; the President’s Corner; Memorials; Information box; A brief inspirational article; Essay: a “Some Thoughts on our Conference”, by Dr. Wallace Sife; Article: “Heartworm in Pets”; For Your Information; The Yellow Dog Project; Article: “Health Problems Pets can Pass on to Humans” by Dr. Michelle Crossley; About APLB; Search Engine Ratings; Bulk Discounts on “The Loss of a Pet”; Some thank you notes; Poem: “I Will Wait” — author unknown; New and Renewing Members, and Contributions; article: “Sending Our Fur-Babies to College”; Article: “Pets on Campus”; and an article: “Self-Care Strategies for the Veterinary /Animal Care Professions” by Dr. Sandi Grossman and Ellie Freedman. Download

#64 Winter 2013 (16-4) The Winter edition includes the latest APLB developments; the President’s Corner; Memorials; a brief article by Meredith Carroll: “Saved from a Wolf Attack”; an essay: “Giving and Getting” by Dr. Wallace Sife; an article: “Pet Bereavement Support in Hong Kong” by Wing-Lok Poon and Gloria Yuen; noteworthy notices; a newspaper story about saving a dog, “Loki”; an essay, “Proactive Pet Parents” by Dr. Michelle Crossley; some recent thank-you notes; a humorous article: “Excerpts From the Dog’s and the Cat ‘s Diary”; a profile of Karen Jacques; a story: “Harper” by Kelly Barnhill; current membership and contribution updates; an article: “Compassion Fatigue” (Part One) by Dr. Sandi Grossman and Ellie Freedman; an essay: “Winter Hazards for Dogs” by Dr. Dawn Ruben; and the 2014 APLB Elections Ballot. Download

#63 Autumn 2013 (16-3) The Autumn edition includes the latest APLB developments; the President’s Corner; Memorials; An essay, “Pet Hospice” by Dr. Wallace Sife; An article, “Pet Allergies”; Notes on our upcoming conference; An essay, “Proactive Pets Parents” by Dr. Michelle Crossley; The APLB Corner (latest APLB outreaches); A cartoon; Member Thank-you Notes; A call for participants in a child pet bereavement survey; An article, “Avoiding Pet Suffering” by Dr. Alice Villalobos; Current membership and contribution updates; and an article, “Back to School Blues”. Download

#62 Summer 2013 (16-2) The Summer edition includes the latest news; the President’s Corner; Memorials; An essay, “Some Musings” by Dr. Wallace Sife; an article, “Veterinary Hospice: ‘Pawspice’ Care Today” by Dr. Alice Villalobos; APLB conference and other notices; thank you notes from our friends; information on how to participate in a survey on children and pet loss; profiles of Alana Birchall and Dr. Alice Vilalobos; an article “Protecting Our Pets” by Dr. Michelle Crossley; more APLB announcements; a cartoon; an article “At-Home Euthanasia Service” by Dr. Karen Twyning; Membership and Contribution Updates; and an article from the Internet on summer pet safety. Download

#61 Spring 2013 (16-1) The Spring edition includes the latest news; the President’s Corner; Memorials; An essay, “Why Do We Keep Having Pets?” by Dr. Wallace Sife; An article, “Euthanasia in Hospice” by Dr. Jessica Pierce; “Answers From a 6-Year Old” taken from the Internet; “Spam: A message to Our Renewing Members”; Some Spring Safety Tips; “The Yellow Dog Project”; Some Member Thank You Messages; APLB Notes; “Pets and Allergies”; “Fred” by Marge Rose; Membership and Contribution Updates; “Five Lessons I Learned from Thor” by Dr. Jessica Pierce; “Meet Mr. T” by Alexandra Harney, and a profile of Claire Chew. Download

#60 Winter 2012 (15-4) The Winter Edition is taking on a new format. It contains the Latest Happenings; President’s Corner; Memorials; an article by Dr. Wallace Sife, “The Angels of our Better Selves”; “Chloe”, by Andrea Milligan; The APLB Epigram; Poem, “Nothing Permanent Can Stay” by Robert Frost; a story, “George” by an unknown author; Dog Quotes by James Thurber; Member Thank You Notes; More APLB News; “Holiday Safety” by Penny Leisch; Membership and Contribution Updates; “A Father, a Daughter and a Dog” by Catherine Moore; Weather and Pet Safety, by Penny Leisch; Profiles of Michelle Crossley and Lucy Miller; and our 2013 elections ballot and announcements. Download

#59 Autumn 2012 (15-3) The Autumn Edition contains the latest news; The President’s Corner; Memorials; a cartoon and announcements; an essay, “Who Are We?” by Dr. Wallace Sife; and an article, “Meet Molly”; Some Recent Thank You Notes; an essay, “Unbaked Yeast Rolls”; Membership and Contribution Updates; an essay, “Freedom and Jeff”; an essay, “Unwanted Pets”; and the APLB self-mailer and Epigram. Download

#58 Summer 2012 (15-2) The Summer Edition contains the latest news; The President’s Corner; Memorials; announcements; an essay “Complicated Grief” by Dr. Wallace Sife; an article “Aging Parents and Their Pets”, by Penny Leisch; an article “Home Euthanasia”; Some Recent Thank You Notes; an article “The Ultimate Hunter” by Christine Donovan; a poem “Death Teaches” by J. K. Whisenant; Membership and Contribution Updates; an article, “Heat Stroke in Dogs”; and the APLB self-mailer and Epigram. Download

#57 Spring 2012 (15-1) The Spring Edition contains the latest news; The President’s Corner; Memorials, announcements; “Pet Safety by Penny Leisch”; An essay: “Guilt” by Dr. Wallace Sife; The 2012 conference agenda; Membership Updates and Contributions; Some Recent Thank You Notes; An article, “Reasons to Adopt a Pet” by Janus Moncur; “Animal Rescue” by Joe Dwyer; “Notes From a Very Good Cat’s Diary” and the APLB self-mailer and Epigram. Download

#56 Winter 2011 (14-4) The Winter Edition includes the latest news; The President’s Corner; Memorials; Announcements; A humorous photo; Essay: “They Know”, by Dr. Wallace Sife; Some Recent Thank-You Notes; Election Notice and Ballot; Membership and Contribution Updates; Poem, “To Boatswain”, by Lord Byron; Article, “A Holistic Approach”, by Karen Litzinger; Article, “Daniel”, by Joe Dwyer; Profiles: Connie Coleman and Leilani Houston; Dog and Cat Quotes; and the APLB Self-Mailer and Epigram. Download

#55 Autumn 2011 (14-3) The Autumn Edition includes the Latest News; The President’s Corner; Memorials; Poem: Last Day; Essay: APLB’s Future by Dr. Wallace Sife; Poem: Death teaches; Article: Choosing the Best Dog Food; Cartoon; Membership and Contribution Updates; Article: Timely Warnings; Some Recent Thank-You Notes; and the APLB Self-Mailer and Epigram. Download

#54 Summer 2011 (14-2) The Summer Edition includes the Latest News; The President’s Corner; Memorials; In Appreciation: Ursula Brower; Article: Dangerous Plants; Essay: “Transcendence” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Poem: “A Dog’s Plea”; Renewing Members and Donations; Essay: How to Cope; Article: “Services of an Animal Chaplain” by Joe Dwyer; Profiles: Mary Andrews and Joe Dwyer; Some Recent Thank-You Notes; Article: “Climbing Cats”; and the APLB Self-Mailer and Epigram. Download

#53 Spring 2011 (14-1) The Spring Edition includes the Latest News; The President’s Corner; Memorials; an essay: “Treatment for Pet Bereavement” by Dr. Wallace Sife; an article: “10 Top Reasons to Adopt an Older Dog/Cat” by Dr. Diane Pomerance; a cartoon: “Cat Heaven”; an article: “Finding a Kitten”; an article on a dog: “Lily”; an article: “DVM Fights to Change Compensation Laws”; an essay: “The Danger of Driving With Dogs’ by Dr. Debra Primovic; a modern fable: “The Old Dog”; Renewing Members and Donations; Some Recent Thank-You Notes; and the APLB Self-Mailer and Epigram. Download

#52 Winter 2010 (13-4) The Winter Edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials, an essay “Competition?” by Dr. Wallace Sife; the APLB Annual Election Ballot; an article “Fostering Ferals” by Nancy Peterson; Some recent thank-you notes; Renewing Members and Donations; An article, “Molly”, taken from the Internet; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#51 Autumn 2010 (13-3) The autumn edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; a poem “I Am Not There”; a cartoon; an essay by Dr. Wallace Sife: “Defensiveness”; Profiles of Maggie Pearson and Janet Velenovsky; some recent thank-you notes; an essay by Dr. Katherine Schneider, “Not That, Again”; New and Renewing Members, Donations; an article, “Excerpts from a Dog’s/Cat’s Diary”; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#50 Summer 2010 (13-2) The Summer edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials, a poem by W.B. Yeats; a cartoon; an essay by Dr. Sife: “A Call for New Leaders”; an article, “Lucky”; New and Renewing Members, Donations; Profiles: Sandi Grossman and Susan Katz; an essay: “A Misunderstood Epidemic” some recent thank-you notes; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#49 Spring 2010 (13-1) The Spring edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; Notices; an essay “Why do we Hold Conferences” by Dr. Wallace Sife; The 2010 Conference Schedule; Profiles of Penny Mondani and El (Ellie) Freedman; Renewing and New Members / Donations; Recent Thank You Notes; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#48 Winter 2009 (12-4) The Winter edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; Notices; an essay “We / Us” by Dr. Wallace Sife; “Saying Farewell”, by John Grogan; Profiles: Valerie Brideau and Connie Starr; “Memo to Pets” (Humor); Annual election notice and ballot; Renewing and New Members / Donations; Recent Thank You Notes; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#47 Autumn 2009 (12-3) The Autumn edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; Notices; an essay Why We Do It by Dr. Wallace Sife; Dog Rules (humor); Paul’s Little Kitty by Paul Chaney; Renewing Members and Contributions; Some Recent Thank You Notes; An article, Itchy, Scratchy, Sneezy Pets by Penny Leisch; a poem, Grow Old With Dogs (anonymous); and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#46 Summer 2009 (12-2) The Summer Edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; Notices, a poem “Last Night”; an essay “Fear of Death” by Dr. Wallace Sife; an article “Breaking New Ground” by Cheryl Nahas; profiles of Karen Borga and Sue Laue; Some Recent Thank You Notes; Renewing Members and Contributions; a newsclip, “Jasmine”; “Cat Advice”; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#45 Spring 2009 (12-1) The Spring Edition includes the Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; an essay “The Sadness by” Dr. Wallace Sife; an essay, “Just a Dog”; a cartoon on pet reincarnation; Some Recent Thank You Notes; Membership and Contribution Updates; “Difficult Journeys” by Barbara Watson-Wolfe; humor, “What One Dog Thinks”; A news clip, “Hero Dog”; some updates on common household items that can poison pets; “A Tribute to Willow” by Sue Laue; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#44 Winter 2008 (11-4) The Winter Edition includes Latest News; the President’s Corner; Memorials; a poem “Elegy for Bodhi-Lynx” by Rhoda Neshama Waller; “An APLB Book Idea” by Dr. Wallace Sife; an essay, “Transforming Grief Into Something Greater” by Micky Golden Moore, Ph.D.; Some Recent Thank You Notes; New and Renewing Members, and Donations to the Edel Meister Fund; Profiles: Laurie Koen and Debra Bjorling; Election Notice and Ballot; a poem, “The House Dog’s Grave” by Robinson Jeffers; “Two Lost Souls” by Shelly Guidotti; Two Studies on Petloss and Bereavement; an article, “Xylitol Dog Poison”; “Brutus, Dog Hero”; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#43 Autumn 2008 (11-3) The Autumn Edition includes Latest News; the President’s Corner; Essay: “Dealing With Death” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Some recent Thank-You Notes; New and Renewing Members, and Donations to the Edel Meister Fund; Essay: “Coping with Stress in the Veterinary Professions” by Cecelia Soares, DVM; Humor: “Excerpts From a Cat’s Diary”; and the Self-Mailer and APLB Epigram. Download

#42 Summer 2008 (11-2) The Summer Edition includes Latest News; the President’s Corner; Essay “The Life Force” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Thank you Letters and Notes; “A Dog’s Purpose” taken from the Internet; New and Renewing Members, and Donations to the Edel Meister Fund; “Jasper” by Terri Plain; “Heaven” taken from the Internet; and the Self-Mailer and APLB Epigram. Download

#41 Spring 2008 (11-1) This issue includes Latest News; Recent Memorials; President’s Corner; Essay, “Why a Conference?” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Notices; Thank You Letters and Notes; Conference Information; Printable Conference Flyer; New and Renewing Members/ Edel Meister Fund Donations; Story: “The Old Man and the Dog” - author unknown; and the Self-Mailer and APLB Epigram. Download

#40 Winter 2007 (10-4) This issue includes the Latest News; President’s Corner; Essay “The Kiss”; “Warm Fuzzies” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Thank You Letters and Notes; Timely Pet Warnings; Meet The Candidates; Proposed Amendment to the APLB Constitution; Election Notices and Ballot; Essay: “How My Cat Saved My Life” by Aphrodite Matsakis; New and Renewing Members, and Edel Meister Fund Donations; Self-Mailer and the APLB epigram. Download

#39 Autumn 2007 (10-3) The Autumn, 2007 edition contains APLB updates, the President’s Corner, memorials and announcements. Articles include: “Coping” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Thank You letters and notes; New and Renewing Members / Donations; “Pet of a Holocaust Victim” by Sue Bulanda; “Grieving a Service Dog” by Sue Curran; “Grammy: A Memorial” by Patricia Hiscock; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#38 Summer 2007 (10-2) The Summer Edition of our newsletter includes the latest news; President’s Corner; our most recent In Memoriam listings; an essay “Our Amazing Potentials” by Dr. Wallace Sife; the introduction to our Edel Meister Fund; an essay, “Giving”; thank you letters and notes; new and renewing members and special “angel” donors; humor: excerpts from dog and cat diaries; Profiles of Deborah Norman and Jean Marie VanWinkle; a remembrance: “Living Love”; and the APLB self-mailer and epigram. Download

#37 Spring 2007 (10-1) This edition includes Latest News; the President’s Corner; The most recent In Memoriam postings; an essay “Change” by Dr. Wallace Sife; a collection of special “Thank You” notes and letters; a list of contributions and new/renewing members; an essay on how to respond to the loss of an assistance animal; an article telling why dogs love to roll in the stinky stuff; an alert to a common pet poison; humorous cat and dog quotes; and the APLB epigram and self-mailer. Download

#36 Winter 2006 (9-4) This edition includes Latest News; the President’s Corner; Newest In Memoriam postings; an essay “The Cocoon” by Dr. Wallace Sife; Profiles of two APLB volunteers; Annual Election notice and ballot; New and Renewing Members; Letters and notes of appreciation; Winter Hazards for Dogs; a Christmas poem; and the APLB epigram and self-mailer. Download

#35 Autumn 2006 (9-3) This edition includes current APLB news, the President’s Corner, Memorials, an article, Animal Communication, by Dr. Wallace Sife; Saluting the 911 Rescue Dogs by Cheryl Nahas; an appeal to members; “Rummy” a memorial, by Scott Gurdak; Humor: About Dogs and Cats; Letters of appreciation; “The Journey” by Crystal Ward Kent; and the last page is our self-mailer, with the APLB epigram. Download

#34 Summer 2006 (9-2) This edition includes “Summer Alerts”, The President’s Corner, and our latest memorial listings. There is an essay, “The Home” by Dr. Wallace Sife; the poem “Chambered Nautilus”, by Oliver Wendell Holmes; A report “No Heaven?”; Notes on the Conference; an essay on pet psychics, by Ben Radford; a poem “Just a Dog” (Anonymous); Notes From our Chatroom Visitors; an essay, “Musings on Two Books” by Joan Schneider; Latest Developments in the APLB, a cartoon, and a notice about service dog owners. Then there is the APLB self-mailer page and epigram. Download

#33 Spring 2006 (9-1) The Spring Edition includes the latest news on the upcoming conference, President’s Corner; “Cat New Year’s Resolutions”; essay, “Anticipatory Bereavement” by Dr. Wallace Sife; article, “Out of the Mouth of Babes”; Conference information and registration form; editorial, “A New Direction” by Dr. Wallace Sife; articles “About Dogs” and “The Kiss“; our Conference Flyer, Self-Mailer and APLB Epigram. Download

#32 Winter 2005 (8-4) The Winter Edition includes Latest News, The President’s Corner, our Masthead and our latest In Memoriam listings. Then there is a box featuring notes of appreciation from our friends, an article: “We Are Not Alone” by Dr. Wallace Sife; annual election notices, proposed bylaw amendments, and a mail-in ballot. This is followed by “A Shaggy Dog Story” by David Peterson; “Goose and Swans”; word play “Dog ness”; a cartoon; “Holiday Safety for Pets”, and our Self-Mailer / APLB Epigram. Download

#31 Autumn 2005 (8-3) The Autumn Edition includes Latest News, the President’s Corner, Our masthead and In Memoriam Section. There is an article “Puppies For Sale”; an essay “Letting Go” by Dr. Wallace Sife, an article on “There Is No Death”; a Cartoon; a humorous piece: “A Dog’s Prayer”; a story, “George”; the latest APLB Announcements, and and our Self-Mailer / APLB Epigram. Download

#30 Summer 2005 (8-2) The Summer Edition includes Latest News, the President’s Corner, Our masthead and In Memoriam Section. It then has an introductory piece about service dogs. That is followed by It’s All About Love by Dr. Wallace Sife, a poem: I Will Wait (author unknown), “Service Dogs and the Unique Loss” by Kim Samco, a poem: “Dingo” by Linda Bobis, “The Winding Valley of Grief” by Dr. Katherine Schneider, listings of the APLB staff and their work, and the newsletter self-mailer / APLB Epigram. Download

#29 Spring 2005 (8-1) This edition starts with: Latest Updates, the President’s Corner, our masthead and In Memoriam. It then has an editorial: Why We Do It by Dr. Wallace Sife; a reminiscence: Cody Bill, by Ursula Brower; a poem: Dear Master (Author unknown); another poem: I Will Wait, by Rick Brower; an essay: Senior Citizens and Petloss by Dr. Wallace Sife; An essay: Letter from a Dog (Author Unknown); APLB Profiles: Tara Cohen and David Cordes; Notes From Our Chatters; and the Self-Mailer / APLB Epigram. Download

#28 Winter 2004 (7-4) This is our annual Elections edition. It features: Elections Overview / President’s Corner / Masthead / In Memoriam; Essay, “A Different Perspective” by Dr. Wallace Sife / Poem “A Christmas With Dogs” / Story, “A New Year’s Rescue” / Annual election Candidate Biographies / Elections Ballot / Story, “The Sandpiper” by Robert Peterson / Poem, “Retribution” / Cartoon; Self-Mailer / APLB Epigram. Download

#27 Autumn 2004 (7-3) The autumn edition headlines APLB’s latest Growth / The President’s Corner; and features our most recent In Memoriam postings; Article: “Why Is there An APLB?” by Dr. Wallace Sife; listings and photos of the APLB staff; posting of “Some unsolicited Comments About Us”; Essay: “Tyler” by Sarah Robinson; Poem: “I Am Your Dog” By Anonymous; and it closes with the endpage Self-Mailer / APLB Epigram. Download

#26 Summer 2004 (7-2) This edition includes articles on APLB Growth; the President’s Corner; the APLB Masthead / In Memoriam Pages; “The Big Misperception” by Dr. Wallace Sife; “Letter to My Pets” by Ann Marie Cross; Poem: “Lost Cat” by Mary Ambrose; Quotes From the Internet; Newsletter Self-mailer and the APLB Epigram. Download

#25 Spring 2004 (7-1) This Conference Edition includes: Current Events; President’s Corner; Memorials; article on our Internship Program; “Kiss a Dog?” Dr. Wallace Sife; “Wild Animals As Pets” by Alis Kennedy, Ph.D.; Profile: Dana Costin; Conference Press Release, Updated list of conference speakers and presenters; “A Change In Heart” by Jeremy Rifkin; APLB Chatroom Committee; and Dog Sayings From the Internet. The last page is our self-mailer, with the APLB Epigram. Download

#24 Winter 2003 (6-4) The winter, 2003 edition of our newsletter contains APLB updates, the President’s Corner, memorials and announcements. Articles include: "Some Musings" by Dr. Wallace Sife; “You Are In My Heart” by Patti Woodard; “George” (author unknown), humor: “How many Dogs Does It Take…?”; “Cats”; Tennyson’s poem, “The Heart In Breaking”; and our 2004 Elections Ballot. As usual, the last page is a special self-mailer, and it includes the APLB Epigram. Download

#23 Autumn 2003 (6-3) APLB update, memorials, Articles: Gifts from Our Pets; APLB Committees; You Asked Why; Observations From a Petloss Therapist; Letter From a Dead Pet; When To Embrace A New Life; Profiles: Sarah Robinson & Marion Lovell; A Lakota Sioux Legend. Download

#22 Summer 2003 (6-2) contains a news update of the APLB and a perspective by the president. There are articles “When is it Time?” (On euthanasia); Conference Postponement; “The Greatest Loss”; a book review “Dogwood & Catnip”; Chatroom Committee Report; a poem “Solace For Your Grief”; and an article on the positive significance of euthanasia. Download

#21 Spring 2003 (6-1) This is a second APLB special edition on euthanasia. Articles include: “Embracing the Pain” by Dr. Wallace Sife; “Tinker” by Marion Lovell; “Clint” by Victoria Buskirk Macia; “Emma’s Last Day” by Suzanne Kemper; “The Emotional Aftereffect of Euthanasia” By Ellie Waldron; Information for the 2003 Conference and a registration form. There is also a book Review: on The Complete Guide to Lost Pet Prevention and Recovery, by Joseph and Patricia Sapia. Download

#20 Winter 2002 (5-4) Articles: APLB Bereavement Cards Online; President’s Corner; Masthead and APLB Board; Latest In Memoriam Postings; “Our Ultimate Fear” by Dr. Wallace Sife; “APLB Chatrooms” by Ellie Waldron; Annual APLB Elections: Announcements and Official Ballot; Announcement for the Spring 2003 Conference; “Brittany, the Wondermutt” by Michelle Ryan; “My Little Boy in a Dog Suit” by Tricia Dyer; Poem: “I Am Not There” by Anonymous; and the APLB Epigram / Mailer Page. Download

#19 Autumn 2002 (5-3) Articles: “New Webpage Being Developed”; “Board Member Retires”, “The Human-Animal Bond”; “My Loss”; “Excerpts From Dog & Cat Diaries”; Profiles: Cheryl Mayo and Ursula Brower; “The First Wing Day”; Poem: “Last Night”; “A Very Special Thank You (to Denise Stafford)”; Book Reviews: A Garden of Love and Healing and For Every Dog an Angel and For Every Cat an Angel. Download

#18 Summer 2002 (5-2) This is a special 24-page edition, on the “anniversary reaction”, which most bereavers experience on certain holidays or dates, following their loss. There are nine articles by members. There is also an announcement of the 2003 conference preparations; A Message from Max (poem); Cats (quotations from the Internet);The Last Battle (poem);Book reviews: All My Children Wear Fur Coats and Parting Words Parting Ways; and an article on the proposed cloning of pets. Download

#17 Spring 2002 (5-1) Articles on APLB’s survival and growth; some personal observations by Dr. Sife on bereavement; humorous dog and cat quotations taken from the Internet; anniversaries of pet loss; poem: Welcome At Rainbow Bridge; Profiles: Jo Stafford and Ellie Waldron; The Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS); poem: Last Night; and a notice about a new book in preparation. Download

#16 Winter 2001 (4-4) Special annual election edition. Ballot and proposed amendments. Articles: Ways to Commemorate the Memory of Your Pet; Advice on Administration of Medicine to a Pet (humor). Download

#15 Autumn 2001 (4-3) Commentaries on the World Trade Center disaster and APLB survival. Articles on APLB composition and spirit; Is pet Burial Affordable to All?; Lawyers Dealing with Pet-Related issues; Dear Appy; A Referral to Board Minutes; An apology; My Cherished Pet/Urn; Nonprofit Organization: CAPS; Living Alone With a Pet; Mass APLB Mailings; Petey; Profile of Emma De Rosa; APLB’s 4th Birthday. Download

#14 Summer 2001 (4-2) Articles on the first APLB conference; NY Save; The North Shore Animal League; spiritual aspects of euthanasia; forthcoming APLB summer brunch and picnic; and a humorous selection: What One Dog Thinks. Download

#13 Spring 2001 (4-1) This is a special edition featuring articles on pets having souls. There is additional information on our forthcoming conference and counselor training workshop, in NYC, June 1-3, 2001. Download

#12 Winter 2000 (3-4) Articles: Pet Love; Information on aftercare preparation and expenses; Some thought on giving; reminiscences of Princess Yin and Amberleigh; 2001 conference plans and proposals; Annual election ballot and brief biographies of candidates running for office. Download

#11 Autumn 2000 (3-3) Articles: The Petloss Image; Legal Referral Registry; Where do Pets Come From? (humor); When to Get Another Pet; Poochie: a Beloved Rabbit; Service / Utility Animals; Dogs (humor). Download

#10 Summer 2000 (3-2) Special edition on burnout in the animal care professions (14 pages). New developments in the APLB; announcements and memorials; burnout in the animal care professions; veterinary stress management; myth behind the healing arts; interview with a veterinarian; another vet’s perspective on euthanasia; the public perception of animal shelters; animal shelter burnout; book review: Three Cats, Two Dogs, a vet tech’s burnout; and two views by wildlife managers. Download

#9 Spring 2000 (3-1) Appreciating Our Pets; Thai, a Dog; Rejecting the Shame; Where do Pets Come From? (humor); Pet Bereavement Counseling Notes; Quotes from the Internet; Emergency Preparations; Book Review: Crossing the Rubicon. Download

#8 Winter 1999 (2-4) Articles: Outrage vs Healing; Getting Through the Holidays, When Grieving; Quotation from Proverbs; Chat Room Committee; Profiles: Heather Baron and Katie Nurmi; Regional Lunch Meetings (DC and NYC areas); Annual Election Ballot and constitutional amendment proposals. Download

#7 Autumn 1999 (2-3) Special 12-page edition of guilt in pet bereavement. Book reviews: Old Dogs Remembered and The Heart That Is Loved Never Forgets. Profile: Paul Woodfin, CPA. Download

#6 Summer 1999 (2-2) Articles: The Special Tragedy of Lost Pets; Pet Loss in the Gay/lesbian Community; How to form a Support Group; Do Animals Have Souls? Counselor Training. Profile: Patricia Rouse, Esq. Future goals. Memorial scholarships. Download

#5 Spring 1999 (2-1) Incorporation of APLB. Introduction of website counseling. Articles: Do Pets Have Souls?; Overextended Therapy; A rock Named Rowdy. Second chat room opened. Book Review: It’s Okay to Cry. Download

#4 Winter 1998 (1-4) Election ballots & issues. Membership drive. Article: Classification of Pet Owners; Pets Bereaving Pets. Benefits of membership. Book Review: Angel Pawprints . Chat room development and expansion. Meet Our Webmaster. Download

#3 Autumn 1998 (1-3) Special 12-page edition on pet euthanasia. Download

#2 Summer 1998 (1-2) Progress and success of the new website. Articles: Time for Loving; Managing Pandora’s Box in Counseling. Profile: Anne Marie. New logo. Committee on counselor training. Vets Learn about APLB. Download

#1 Spring 1998 (1-1) Update on APLB growth. A call for new counselor listings. Profile: Marty Tousley. The need for more support groups. Paw to Heart support group. Download

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