Monday, September 29, 2014


GRIEVING THE LOSS OF YOUR DOG

We have become aware of the passing of several dogs in our client base, and it brings up an important reminder that we need to allow ourselves to grieve the loss of this beloved pet.  A dog takes up residence in our home and our heart to teach us about loving unconditionally.  And when they leave us - be it old age, illness, or sudden death, they depart to teach us about loss.  Both have to go hand-in-hand.  There are several things you can do to walk through the grieving process...
  • write a poem or letter to your pet
  • memorialize him with a special place in the yard where you have buried his remains or just want to have a quiet place to reflect
  • talk about him with others who shared in the life of the dog
  • start a fund in his honor at a local pet rescue center
  • scrapbook his life
Take time to heal from the loss.  A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands your heart.  If you have had the privilege of loving many dogs in your life, your heart is very big!

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