Pet Loss is a real loss
The fluffy, featherly, furry wonders truly do leave a paw print on our hearts.
They were there when ... through ... giving us unconditional love.
"The loss of a pet can be emotionally devastating. Sadly, the impact of the heartbreak of this type of loss is often downplayed or ignored by friends and family.
This program is focused on offering pet owners an effective mechanism for taking action to move through and beyond their grief".
Closing Comments ... "Recovery from grief or loss is achieved by a series of small and correct action choices made by the griever. Having had this opportunity to pass along the actions of the Grief Recovery Method as specifically applied to the death of a pet heartens us.
We know that many people will read this book and benefit from what we've written. But we also know that the ultimate benefit is the result of taking the actions the book outlines. We are honored that you have read the book.
Unresolved grief is cumulative and cumulatively negative. The longer you wait to do the work, the more fearful you will become" ... "Completion is the result of action". (Pg 146-147).
As John W. James says "We're taught how to acquire things, not what to do when we lose them."
We have often been taught that when a pet dies to replace it. We are often told - that we are going to the we have likely been told to "Replace the loss" - going to the pet store on Saturday. This unfortunately does not 'fix' our pain, nor does it replace the unique, way our previous pet was. This is a new relationship, new memories. Many have said that when they have run out and purchased a pet too quickly, they don't bond well with the next pet as they haven't grieved the previous one.