Loss : A Thoughtful Guide for Adults & Children
Herbert A. Nieburg, Arlene Fischer, Martin Scot Kosins
The death of a pet can cause enormous feelings of
sorrow, guilt, and loneliness for children and adults
alike. Unfortunately, these feelings are often ignored
or downplayed, and pet owners find themselves unable
to express real grief. This book encourages those
who have suffered the loss of a pet to acknowledge
such grief and tells them how to cope with the situation.
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Loss of a Pet
By Wallace Sife
This is the Maxwell award-winning best book of 1993,
now revised and expanded, and in paperback. It is
a self-help guide to understanding and better enduring
the pet bereavement process. A special chapter on
children and the death of their pets is particularly
expansive and useful. This easy-to-read book covers
all possible aspects in the grief and loss of a beloved
pet. It is designed for the average person who is
going through this special kind of anguish. It explains
all the stages of bereavement, and how they affect
us at this time. .
With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
Moira K. Anderson
A comprehensive, compassionate, and "user friendly"
guide to every aspect of pet loss bereavement. In
this book, you'll find out why it's normal and OK
to grieve the loss of a pet--you're not crazy or alone!
The types and stages of grief are discussed, and you'll
also find some tested coping strategies (suggested
by pet owners like you) to help you cope with the
different aspects of grief.
Friend : Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost
This book covers subjects like talking to children
about death, the healing power of nature and creating
ceremonies to honor a dead pet. The author, who was
facing the prospect of losing his own dog, Chinook,
when he wrote this book, shares some beautiful reflections
on birth and death and the continuum of life. His
love for his own dog, his wisdom about animals, and
his gentle, reflective spirit have combined to create
a poignant and wonderful book.
Okay To Cry
Maria L. Quintana, Shari L. Veleba, Harley G. King
It's Okay To Cry contains the voices of 62 people
whose pets have died. There are stories of people
who have lost their dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, horses,
and other animal companions. People from all walks
of life come together to share their stories with
you. There are stories from pet owners, veterinarians,
animal trainers, zoo keepers, dog wardens, policemen,
firemen, war veterans, children, celebrities and pet
counselors. Reading their stories will help you realize
that you are not alone. The stories will give you
hope that you can heal the pain of loss. Each touching
story will bring tears to your eyes and comfort to
Remembrance of a Special Cat : A Collection of Inspirational
By Richard F.X. O'Connor
The ideal gift for someone who has lost an animal
friend. "Rainbow Bridge," inspired this
collection, and is included in this small gift book
to help anyone who has suffered the loss of a pet.
Remembrance of a Special Dog : A Collection of Inspirational
By Richard F.X. O'Connor
This collection of prose and verse is meant to comfort
those whose animal friend is waiting for them at "Rainbow
Final Farewell; Preparing for and Mourning the Loss
of Your Pet
Marty Tousley, Katherine Heuerman
The Final Farewell combines the expertise of a bereavement
counselor with that of an expert in after-death pet
care. It includes information about euthanasia and the
grieving process, and explains in detail all the options
available to people when their pets die. Unlike other
books on pet loss, it is meant to be read in advance
of a pet's death, when the reader is in a better position
to make those kinds of decisions.
Other Side of Death
By Jan Price
In a thought-provoking narrative written in the tradition
of Embraced by the Light, a noted spiritual researcher
offers an unforgettable firsthand account of her journey
beyond life. Jan Price shares this account of her near-death
experience and the lessons it taught her--precious lessons
of guilt and punishment, life and love, earth and eternity.
By Cynthia Rylant
A comforting and smile-inducing poetic text speculates
on the place where all good dogs go, describing Dog
Heaven as a wonderful location filled with countless
ham biscuits, good meals, lots of petting, and endless
stretches of fields to run in.
A simply versed companion to Dog Heaven features bold,
folk-art illustrations and profiles the special place
where all good cats can find an endless supply of catnip,
tuna, and warm laps.
Noses at the Pearly Gates
There are no words that can change the feeling of emptiness
we feel with the loss of that special "friend"
who shared our heart and life.
Their unconditional love and devotion are missed as
much as their splendid and unique personality. But we
can replace the grief with joyful anticipation when
we realize that there is hope and comfort to be found.
The words of this book are offered to guide you to that
You may begin this book a skeptic, but you will end
it with a newfound hope and a lot to think about.
First Rose : Diary of a Very Special Love
by Martin Scot Kosins, Howard Fridson
(Illustrator), Burl Ives
Maya's First Rose offers Kosin's deeply moving tribute
to the dog he loves for 18 wonderful years. From the
days of Maya's youth to the sad and courageous years
of her decline, this exhilarating memoir captures the
magical bond that can grow between humans and animals.
Tenth Good Thing about Barney
Judith Viorst, Erik Blegvad (Illustrator)
"In simple phrases narrated by a child whose cat,
Barney, has just died, the author succinctly and honestly
handles both the emotions stemming from the loss of
a beloved pet and the questions about the finality of
death which naturally arise in such a situation. . .
. An unusually good book that handles a difficult subject
straightforwardly."--The Horn Book.
Only the Love Remains; The Pain of Pet Loss
by Emily Margaret Stuparyk
The death of an animal friend is often completely devastating.
This book of poems shows how the author turned the pain
of pet loss into a healing experience and is a memorial
to a pet rabbit named Poochie, whose life and death
changed the author forever. For those who have ever
suffered the loss of a beloved pet, here is a book that
will validate your own feelings of pain and sorrow,
and recognizes your need to grieve.
Always Love You
by Hans Wilhelm
For children ages 4 - 8
"In this gentle, moving story, Elfie, a dachshund,
and her special boy progress happily through life together.
One morning Elfie does not wake up. The family grieves
and buries her. The watercolor illustrations, tender
and warm in color and mood, suit the simple text perfectly."--School
Pawprints : Reflections on Loving and Losing a Canine
by Laurel E. Hunt (Editor)
The loss of a cherished pet is a deeply painful experience.
This unique approach to pet loss books presents a poignant
collection of poetry and stories written as tributes
to dogs and will tug at the heartstrings of dog lovers.
It provides comfort and healing for anyone mourning
the loss of a beloved dog. Including authors both famous
and unknown from the 1800's to the present and compiled
in one volume for the first time, these memorials form
a heartwarming book for dog lovers, and a thoughtful
gift of condolences. Beautifully illustrated with many
vintage photographs of dogs.
of Love, A Gentle Guide to Healing from the Loss of
Your Animal Loved One
by Teresa L. Wagner (Audio
Wagner's profound experience with grief, and with those
who grieve, has created the foundation for her extremely
wise and hopeful Legacies of Love. In this indispensable
guide, Teresa Wagner offers understanding to survivors
while providing them with both vital information and
creative inspiration. This is a rich and in-depth resource
for anyone who is dealing with the loss of an animal
Pets: A book for Children Who Have Lost A Special Friend
Written by: Gina Dalpra-Berman, Illustrated
by: Barbara Hoss-Schneider
Gina Dalpra-Berman's vivid children's picturebook, Remembering
Pets, is written specifically for young people who have
lost a treasured animal companion. It is about remembering
the joys shared with a favorite bird, dog, cat, turtle,
or other creature that bestowed unconditional love upon
its owner. Remembering Pets tells a young person that
it is OK to grieve for the loss of a beloved animal,
and to embrace the joys of a new pet. Highly recommended
for any child who has outlived his or her cherished
Personal Pet Remembrance Journal
By Enid S. Traisman
This remembrance journal is especially for you. It is
a special place for you to share the feelings that have
arisen since the death of your beloved pet. Here you
can write down your thoughts and feelings that are ever-present
and ever-changing. In your journal you can privately
go over the details of your loss and it's effect on
Your reaction to the death of your pet is as unique
and individual as was your relationship. Your personal
grief reaction is affected by your experience with previous
losses, how closely bonded you were to your pet, cause
of death, support system and your personal nature. My
hope is that this guided journal will help you as you
move along the challenging journey ahead of you. - Enid.
Loss : A Spiritual Guide
Eleanor L. Harris
Sometimes as "pet owners" we don't realize
how close we are to our animal companions until we lose
them, and even then we're afraid or ashamed to openly
mourn and memorialize them. In Pet Loss, Eleanor Harris
offers valuable advice on handling this feeling of awkwardness.
Rather than repressing the emotions that surround a
pet's death, Harris encourages her readers to express
the pain they feel and the love they remember.
still lives here
By Connie Cummings
This book covers many issues associated with the loss
of a pet.
By Gary Kowalski, Art Wolfe