People who know me well know just how much the death of my beloved cat "Shooter" in 2008 effected me.  Most people close to me don't bring him up...because let's face it, who wants to sit and look at a teary-eyed Doreen?  The truth is, it HELPS me to talk about him. It helps me to keep his memory alive.

Having said that, it was bittersweet to have recently discussed the topic of pet loss with my friend Jim Bucher for the Dayton City Paper.  Read the article here:

Thanks Buch, for helping me keep Shooter's memory alive.  Yes, there were tears. But I hope the article will help others who are faced with that tough decision. Maybe even help those haunted with a decision already made...

 Miss you baby boy :'(