Remembering our Fur-Friends, Pet Loss….
Pet loss affects each of us. We dedicate this page to all those grieving the loss of a beloved fur, feather, or fin pet.
We dedicate this page to all those grieving the loss of a beloved fur, feather, or fin pet.
Please know that we all experience these feelings of pet loss grief. Just as the loss of a family member or friend creates great emotional pain, so does the loss of a beloved pet.
It’s important that you find helpful ways to manage your grief. Spending time with other pets and your family helps some. Dedicating time to helping at shelters helps others.
Some find solace in writing about their pets. Writing poetry or conveying memories in an essay provides one method.
Moreover, some find it helpful to adopt another pet. Not a replacement. But a tribute to the love shared with the one lost.
Of course, nothing heals completely. However, the memories and continued love of pets helps ease the pain of pet loss.
Please feel free to share your memories and stories here. You may write anonymously or not. Others can empathize with your loss. Moreover, just relaying your story helps the healing begin.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, please send your comment privately. Tell us how you would like it shared. We attempt to accommodate, when at all possible.
Photos, memories, poetry, stories…. please share as you choose. We welcome all.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.
When your friend experiences the loss of a beloved pet….
Pet lovers know that the loss of a pet is traumatic. Offering a memorial gift or a pet loss grief card helps bridge the gap of what to say. Such offerings don’t erase the pain, but they do help comfort.