Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day is a heartfelt and poignant observance day held on August 28 since its inception in 2012. This day serves as a tribute to the cherished animal companions who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, a metaphorical representation of the place where pets are said to find eternal peace and comfort after passing away. Pet owners and animal lovers around the world come together on this day to honor the memory of their beloved pets, sharing stories, photographs, and memories of the special moments they shared. This day serves as a time of reflection, healing, and acknowledging the deep bond between humans and their animal companions. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day offers solace to those who are grieving and provides a platform to celebrate the joy and love pets bring into our lives.
This year, we shine a poignant light on Marley the Coonhound, a cherished companion whose memory we hold dear. With heavy hearts, we share that Marley's journey was unexpectedly cut short by cancer earlier this summer, reminding us of the fleeting nature of life's joys. As we celebrate Marley's life and the joy he brought, we extend our gratitude to his devoted mom, Rebecca, for allowing us to remember and cherish the moments that made Marley truly special. We fell in love with Marley the moment we were introduced to him, as many people have who met him. He was a special dog and we are so happy Rebecca allowed us to celebrate Marley's life as our Memorial Dog of the Year. We will honor Marley's memory during special remembrance days.
Have you recently lost a pet? It is always difficult to say goodbye to our pets, but here are some unique days you can celebrate their memory of the impact they had on your life:
- Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, August 28
- National Pet Memorial Day, September 13
- Remember Me Thursday, September 24
Dealing with the death of a beloved pet is a deeply emotional and challenging experience. The loss of a loyal and cherished companion can evoke a range of intense feelings, from sadness and grief to a sense of emptiness. It's important to allow yourself to mourn and process these emotions at your own pace. Remember that the bond you shared with your pet was unique and meaningful, and it's natural to feel a profound sense of loss.
Here are four things you can do to cope with the loss of a beloved pet:
- Allow Yourself to Grieve: It's important to give yourself permission to experience the full range of emotions that come with loss. Whether it's sadness, anger, guilt, or even relief, each feeling is valid and part of the healing process.
- Create a Memorial: Crafting a tribute in your pet's memory can be a comforting way to honor their life. This could include putting together a photo album, creating a scrapbook, planting a tree or flowers in their memory, or even writing a heartfelt letter expressing your feelings and memories.
- Seek Support: Share your feelings with friends, family, or support groups that understand the depth of your bond with your pet. Sometimes, talking about your pet and sharing stories can provide solace and help in processing your grief.
- Practice Self-Care: Taking care of your emotional and physical well-being during this time is crucial. Engage in activities that bring you comfort and peace, such as practicing mindfulness, engaging in hobbies, exercising, and maintaining a routine.
Original Post from February 2023
For the love of a dog... this beautiful dog has been well taken care of by her mom Rebecca. Meet Marley, a mix of equal parts of Coonhound and Pitbull to make one gorgeous dog. Coonhounds are a type of scenthound and a member of the hound group. Pitbulls are a type of dog that descended from bulldogs and terriers. Put these two breeds together, and you get Marley, the adorable "leggy" #GlydeDog Rebecca is proud to have as her own. We were excited to hear from Rebecca, who has been a customer of Glyde Mobility Chews since 2018! Marley has been a #GlydeDog since he was 7 years old. It was great to hear from a long-time customer why they chose Glyde Mobility Chews.
While Rebecca is a passionate dog mom, her photos tell the story of how important her fur baby is to her. She has so much love for this dog, and she sent in many photos to enjoy. She insists she’s not a photographer, but rather, she has a gorgeous subject: her dog. And while she also isn’t a paid spokesperson, she certainly could be. We loved hearing from Rebecca about Marley and the love of her dog... she's cared for him and photographed him to showcase his beauty and love. Of course, she wants Marley to be healthy and active longer in life and she chose Glyde to help.
Here's what Rebecca said:
"I have been a loyal Glyde customer since my dog was 7 years old! My dog is half Coonhound and half Pitbull, and a 100% ball of energy. I knew when he was around 5 years old, I had to start looking for a maintenance joint supplement, because he’s always been hard on his legs, and he’s a really leggy guy," Rebecca said.
"I’m really picky with ingredients and Glyde was by far the best I could find that also matched a limited ingredient list we needed, and didn’t include gross things like animal digest or other unhealthy and unnecessary fillers."
— Rebecca, Marley's Mom
"Glyde has for sure helped keep him going all this time. He is 12 years old now and hasn’t slowed down much at all. He is still as active as he always has been. He has always loved running, jumping, hiking, playing, etc, and Glyde has helped keep him agile enough to be able to continue doing all his favorite activities. I’ve recommended it to several other people, including my parent’s dog who is 8 now and still acts like a puppy as well. Attached are just a few of a few thousand pictures of my puppy boy over the years. Enjoy!"
— Rebecca, Marley's Mom
What was great about Rebecca, is that she didn't wait to protect her dog's joints. She knew good joint health was important for her dog to stay happy and active. She researched our product, tried it, and knew Glyde Mobility Chews was the product with the best ingredients for her dog. The best thing about Glyde is the active ingredients and the fact your dog thinks it's a treat, but you know better; it's good for him!
We loved all these fantastic photos of Rebecca's life with Marley. You can see how much love they both have for each other. This Valentine's Day, we all know who is our favorite: our dogs! Just like Rebecca and Marley: life is better with a dog!
Find out more about the power of Glyde Mobility Chews for dogs. It can help your dog stay mobile as they age. And the best part is, they can take it for as long as you want. It's an all-natural supplement with the best ingredients!
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We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Marley's mom, Rebecca, for allowing us the privilege of being part of Marley's life journey. Your generosity in sharing Marley with us and incorporating our product, Glyde Mobility Chews, into his health regimen is deeply appreciated. Marley's memory shines brightly in our hearts, and we are genuinely grateful for the opportunity to honor his legacy. Rebecca, thank you for entrusting us with a glimpse into the beautiful bond you shared with Marley; it's a privilege we hold in high regard.
- Your friends at Glyde Mobility Chews