Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss: Personal and Professional Insights on the Animal Lover's Unique Grieving Process
Title: Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss: Personal and Professional Insights on the Animal Lover's Unique Grieving Process
Author: Sid Korpi
Presents stories of the human-animal bond that exists even after the death of a pet and offers advice on such topics as euthanasia, caring for oneself while grieving, and ways to memorialize a pet’s life.
Who thinks you’re the most wonderful, irreplaceable being in existence (even when you’re cranky, have bed head, or have put on a few pounds)? Who loves you unconditionally? Who among your best friends will you likely have to make the unthinkable, heartbreaking decision of when they must die when ill-health/pain dominates their life? The answer is: our animal companions. We share an intense emotional bond with them, yet when grieving their passing, many of us still feel we must suffer in silence or be labeled somehow defective. “Good Grief: Finding Peace After Pet Loss” provides personal and professional insights on the animal lover’s unique grieving process and shows you how to: 1) emotionally prepare for a pet’s euthanasia-understand when it’s time; 2) view death not as an ending, but (as animals do) a natural transformation; 3) take care of yourself around insensitive people; 4) memorialize and celebrate your pet’s life; and 5) move on after your loss and love again. “A wonderful, wonderful tribute to companion animals everywhere! Just a fabulous read!” -author/editor Rosemary Wallner