My Own Pet Loss
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
— Helen Keller
The loss of my own beloved dog to heart failure and canine cancer has been
the catalyst for me to offer this type of compassionate support for other pet
owners to help them to move through the process of healing from the grief
over the passing of their own much loved animal.
It's hoped that the information on this page will assist you in moving through
your own grieving process in a healthy, loving and positive way.
Sadly, I know first-hand the depth of the human-animal bond and the grief we experience when that bond is broken. Losing one’s pet
can be devastating, and the passing of my own dog had a deep and profound effect on me. Five years ago when I took the heart-wrenching journey with my sweet dog Vito that some of you reading this are now taking, I realized then that I needed to do something to not only
help myself, but to help other animal-lovers through this painful process. I decided the best way to help was to write a book of hope
and healing, especially for those of you who are about to face, are now facing, or have recently faced, the devastating loss of your much loved pet. I would be deeply honored if my little book, We Don't Say Goodbye, helps you in some small way during the process of healing from the grief and heartache of losing your beloved pet.
When we first were told in April of 2010 that our beloved dog Vito had a life-threatening illness and the vet couldn't say if he had a week
or a year to live, I was completely shocked and devastated.
I'm so thankful we did have a full year to prepare for his death and I was able to do a lot of research in an area I had never given any real thought to before; dealing with our dog's passing. When the time came for him to leave us, it was agonizing, but at least I knew what to expect during the process and I believed in the reincarnation of Souls, so I knew someday we'd be reunited again. And since I've been a
life and energy coach for over 15 years, I had some powerful energy healing tools and lots of positive, loving support to help me through
it. Some of my best help and encouragement came from my own wonderful coaching clients.
Throughout the whole challenging experience of dealing with my own grief and pain I kept thinking...
What do people do when they don't have the tools or techniques I have or they don't have the support or the time to prepare like I did?
How in the world do they get through this experience?
The truth is, not very well and some never fully heal or get through it.
If you’re going to love animals and have a life with them, the odds are you’re going to lose them.
- Jon Katz
When we lose an important part of our lives like a beloved pet, it’s never about losing “just an animal." It’s hard for others to understand why we are so upset, but the quality of the relationship we had determines our level of grief and the depth of our love is quite often the depth of our grief. Facing the grieving process all alone can seem so overwhelming, but with the right support you can navigate through
it and eventually move forward toward greater peace and acceptance.
You are invited to join me on Facebook:
We Don't Say Goodbye Facebook Page
In time, it does get better ... because love never dies and We Don't Say Good-Bye.