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    In 30 years of publishing as a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, C. Clifton Black has never received such an outpouring of reader support as he did when he wrote a lament for his dog Pinky, who had died at age 16.

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  • Scorn for pet bereavement is less frequent today, she said, "and more people feel the bond of a family with animals."

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  • "Years ago, people didn't even want to share the depth of their loss because people didn't understand or they would say, 'It's only a dog,' " said Karen Litzinger, a career counselor who formerly conducted pet memorials, counseled the bereaved and created a CD, "Heal Your Heart," with music and meditations for those in grief.

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