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Deadly Arizona Fire Nearly Half-Contained, Say Officials
Offbeat  (tags: USA, Arizona, Fire, Mourning, fallen firefighters )

- 2201 days ago -
Firefighters have managed to contain 45% of a blaze in central Arizona that killed 19 of their colleagues, the authorities say. Some 114 buildings have been damaged or razed by the fire, which has burned 13 sq miles (33 sq km).
Photo Captures Touching Scene as Dog Mourns Loss of Companion in Arizona
Offbeat  (tags: grief, bonding, two dogs, mourning, adoptions, heartbreaking )

- 2608 days ago -
Last Friday night, a female Pit bull was struck and killed by a car in Phoenix, Ariz. The deceased dog was not alone that night, nor through much of the next day. By her side, loyally refusing to move, was a male Pit bull. Someone captured an image
Tippi Hedren - Tough Summer For Tippi Hedren As Three Big Cats Die At Shambala
Offbeat  (tags: tippi hendren, grief, mourning, loss, big cats, deaths, loved )

- 2868 days ago -
Actress Tippi Hedren is mourning the loss of three big cats at her Shambala Preserve in California. Liger Patrick, tigress Tamara and a serval called Sawyer all passed away this summer (11).
The Mourning News: Animals Grieve! Video!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, squirrels, mourning )

- 3365 days ago -
The buzz from the chimpanzee studies is getting a boost from a viral video in which a squirrel defends his deceased friend's body against a group of crows.
Gorillas in the Midst of Grieving: London Zoo's Three Lonely 'Wives' Mourn the Loss of Their Mate Yeboah
Offbeat  (tags: grief, young gorilla, yeboah, died young, mystery illness, wives, mourning, heartbroken, bonding )

- 3391 days ago -
The reaction was a very human one. The three females sat apart, making no eye contact, sometimes staring at the ground for minutes on end. During breaks in the rain, they got up and mooched around forlornly, mourning their lost mate.
Police Confirm Andrew Koenig's Body & Cause of Death: Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: tragedy, rew koenig, found dead, investigation, suicide, grief, mourning, sadness )

- 3426 days ago -
Vancouver police confirmed Thursday evening that the body they found in Vancouver's Stanley Park is that of actor Andrew Koenig. Koenig played the character of Richard "Boner" Stabbone, best friend to Mike Seaver (played by Kirk Cameron) on the popular
Daddy Dies at 16
Offbeat  (tags: daddy, caesary millan, pit bull dog, death, grief, mourning )

- 3429 days ago -
Cesar Millan's beloved Pit Bull "Daddy" dies at 16 years of age Daddy, the mild-mannered Pit bull who assisted Cesar Millan in countless dog rehabilitations, died on Friday February 19, 2010. Daddy had been with Cesar since he was just 4 months of age
When Is It Time to Say Goodbye
Offbeat  (tags: grief, dog companions, soul mates, friends, mourning, euthanization, decisions, memories )

- 3431 days ago -
As dogs age or become ill, pet owners are left with the difficult decision on whether or not to euthanize their companion. Many simply cannot decide if it's the right thing to do or not and even feel guilty for even thinking of it.
Oldest Captive Snow Leopard Dies
Offbeat  (tags: japan, oldest captive snow leopard, death, dies, 21 years old, grief, mourning )

- 3436 days ago -
The world's oldest snow leopard born in captivity died Monday at Higashiyama Zoo at the age of 21 years and 9 months, the facility said.
Ojai Memorializes Elliot, the Bear That Touched Its Heart
Offbeat  (tags: ojai, memorial, dedication, black bear, killed, mourning )

- 3438 days ago -
The tribute to the bear known as Elliot was simple and dignified. It featured some brief speeches, a few poems, a reading from John Muir, an a cappellarendition of the old ballad "My Buddy" -- and, the centerpiece of the day, the dedication of a
Alexander McQueen Commits Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: Fashion, Gossip, Alexander McQueen, suicide, loss, mourning, interesting )

- 3440 days ago -
Fashion designer Alexander McQueen killed himself yesterday, devastated by the death of his beloved mother. So distraught was the 40-year-old that he had locked himself away, refusing to get out of bed since her death ten days ago.
Residents Mourn Two Deaths on West 86th St
Offbeat  (tags: elderly dogs, mourning, deaths, grief, tenants, friendships, apartment )

- 3449 days ago -
There was a gem of a story in the New York Times last week -- about two elderly but popular neighborhood dogs who died within a day of each other. Both lived in an apartment building on West 86th Street. Harry died Friday evening,
Pictures. Love and Sorrow
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, love, sorrow, dead swallow, mourning, devotion, animal feeling )

- 3807 days ago -
Here is a swallow cock with his injured mate, her condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. He brought her food and attended to her. In the end he just stands on guard sadly.
ITN - Tributes Paid to Paul Newman
Offbeat  (tags: Hollywood, Mourning, Paul Newman, Cancer, Dies Age 83 )

- 3942 days ago -
Newman - whose brilliant blue eyes, good looks and talent made him one of Tinseltown's top actors over six decades - died on Friday at his farmhouse near Westport, Connecticut, surrounded by his family and close friends.

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