Family and Pet Protection

This article was written by GuyW, on October 20, 2010

My wife and I have one wonderful son named Jack. He’s ten and in those years we’ve had four dogs. Annie, the dog we rescued from the “Dog Pound,” Millie, the Boxer and now we have Tank, the English Bulldog and Lola the Pug. As some newly wed couples do, we got a dog before we had any babies and she lived to be fourteen years old. Annie was a great old dog. After a few years we got Millie too, who was a Boxer. Millie was as dumb as a bag of hammers but so sweet and kind, she had a very nurturing disposition. As a matter of fact, after our son Jack was born Millie acted as if she’d given birth to him herself. Anywhere Jack went, Millie was there to keep an eye on him. She and my wife Shelley also formed a special bond and when Millie died it was like loosing a member of the family. I’m sure some of you have been in that situation. Then, not too many months later Annie died.

Growing up, I had dogs and when they died we buried them behind the rose garden at the back of the funeral home parking lot. That was our tribute to them. It seems times have changed because when Millie and Annie died, when had them cremated, bought beautiful urns and had a funeral at our house with family and friends. It was an event, the ritual of a funeral for the loss of a family member (of the four legged kind).

In business I thought, if we had those emotions about our pets then surely someone else out there does too. So, I am proud to announce that at Security National Life – our “Family Protection Plan” now includes pets. Currently all of our preneed plans have a no-cost “Child-Grandchild-Great Grandchild” supplement to help cover the loss of a child, and because these days some pets are like children – that same supplement will also help cover that loss as well. “Helping you help your family…” it’s what we do best.

If you have an opinion about our Family and Pet Protection Plan, I’d like to hear from you (good, bad or ugly). Please email me at: and let me know what you think.

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