A comment on a previous post prompted me to do some research on the services available for grieving pet owners. Losing a loving, devoted companion can be devastating. One must remember that grieving for a pet is normal, and likely necessary for most people.
It is imperative that pet owners who have lost a pet not lay blame on themselves, or others. Part of the grieving process is accepting the death process (whether natural, through illness, or accident), to know that the pet has brought immeasurable and irreplaceable joy to one's life. Once the grieving is over, one must pick up, move on, and thereafter always have but joyous memories of the pet that we loved so much. I'm getting teary-eyed already!
Please click here to read more about services available for grieving pet owners.
You are not alone: know that at some point in our lives, we will all likely become a grieving pet owner.
Isaac, one of my cats. I love this guy. Thanks to Ron Findlay for the fantastic photo.