Epic Greetings

~ Epic Greetings ~

3/6/22
~ Kevin ~

Your Greetings Were Always Epic
Waiting By The Door For Me To Come Home
Somehow Knowing When I'm To Show
Already Hearing You By The Door

Your Daily Unapologetic Enthusiasm
Was A Local Aesthetic
A Slobbery Balm
For My Rashy Days

That Magnetic Energy
I'm So Excited To See You!
It's Been Forever!
How Was Your Day?

OMG, Where Have You Been? Sniff...Sniff...Sniff...
Nevermind, No Time For That Now
Let's Head Out The Doorway
Outside, Right Meow.
Make Way.

For Whoever Had A Pup
Who Just Pretended To Be Excited
Who Wasn't Absolutely Delighted
Hearing Us In The Driveway
And To See Us?

When Did I Last Show My Own Delight?
If Only I Were Excited To See Someone
To Be That Energetic...

Alas, It Must Be Genetic

For many of us, coming home is the hardest specifically because we don't have our beloved there waiting for us, like they were for so many months and years. That somehow calming energy and presence, no matter our day, ready to whisk us away into the present with them. We miss that so much. 

But for today, we can spend a few moments reconnecting with that energy. Let's remember how excited they used to be! Have we ever had a person in our lives be that excited to see us? When was the last time we were ever that excited that it showed?

Come join us if you'd like to share today.

Weekly Journaling Prompt

When was the last time you were as excited as your pet was for anything? How did they show their excitement? What did they do with all that energy when you first came home? Spend a few minutes dwelling in those pleasant times.

Recent Media Appearances

Podcast: The Dragonfly Connection

https://pod.link/1462587802/episode

My latest podcast appearance just dropped on The Dragonfly Connection with Amber Cook! Check it out. We talk about grief in general - the stigmas around it, the process, and ways to help ourselves and others.

Follow Amber on Instagram @the_dragonfly_momma

 

Podcast: Sacred Grove - Maribeth Decker

https://sacredgrove.com/online-pet-loss-grief-groups/

Check out our latest podcast appearance with Maribeth Decker from Sacred Grove! We had a wonderful and humorous talk about what to say and do to help others in their grief. 

 

Podcast: Grieving Your Pets

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stolen-our-hearts/id1588844148?i=1000552277009

Check out our latest podcast appearance! The show for ferret lovers, new ferret parents and people who love all sorts of exotic pets and are interested in knowing more about pets and themselves.

Self Discovery Media - Sara Troy

Podcast: How to Grieve a Loving Pet or Person

https://selfdiscoverymedia.com/2022/01/17/kevin-ringstaff-griefing-for-pets-peoples/

Check out our latest podcast appearance on the Self Discovery Media network!

Is Pet Bereavement Leave Catching On?

Article: Is Pet Bereavement Leave Catching On?

https://builtin.com/people-management/bereavement-leave

Fun article your's truly was recently featured in.