Grieving The Loss Of A Pet

If you have had a pet, probably the hardest part is when they pass on.  It can be a devastating event, something that happens so suddenly, or it can even be something you know is coming but is still a shock.

There is no set way to deal with a pet’s death, but know that there are many things to do that you can help memorialize your pet.

First, there are different stages of grief.  There is a great five stages of grief article that will help you understand the feelings you are feeling.  It’s the Kubler-Ross model of the five stages of grief.  Some people go through these stages quickly, others it takes more time.  There is nothing wrong with either.  We all grieve in our own ways.

Perhaps the best website to visit to help deal with your grief is rainbow bridge.  You can share your story and pictures of your furbaby.  I have often visited this place after losing pets when I was younger.  It gave me a sense of community and that I was not alone.  It was also helpful to see other stories and stories of hope and encouragement.

Another interesting fact is that they sell items in their boutique.  One of the great items they have are Urns.  You can order them for your furbaby and keep your furbaby around to remember them and have them in your heart always.  You can see the site page that directs you to outside sites which sell the urns.

Rainbow Bridge site also has a wonderful forum of very caring people just like you, who have lost a pet and need to talk about it.  If you need someone to talk to, who can understand what you are going through, this is a great place to start.

Yet another great service that they offer is one on one counseling which is a free service.  You need to e-mail them and request one on one counseling and allow 48 hours for someone to contact you to set things up.  Just go to this page and click on the e-mail link under the heading “One on One”.

Having lost many pets as a young child, learning as an adult to grieve the loss of a pet has been a little easier.  The best part of having a pet as a child, was learning how to love unconditionally, and to know how much happiness and companionship a pet can give me.  I always remember that when it’s time to say goodbye to them.  I am glad I can pay my respects to them in the way that they should be.  I recommend going to Rainbow Bridge site to help with your grief.  It was there for me in my time(s) of need.

Now, I am going to go hug Isis and Sasha.


About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on January 10, 2012, in Health and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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