Synopses & Reviews
Affirming a pet owner's struggle with grief when his or her pet dies, this book helps mourners understand why their feelings are so strong and helps them overcome the loss. Included are practical suggestions for mourning and ideas for remembering and memorializing one's pet. Among the issues covered are understanding the many emotions experienced after the death of a pet; understanding why grief for pets is unique; pet funerals and burial or cremation; celebrating and remembering the life of one's pet; coping with feelings about euthanasia; helping children understand the death of their pet; and things to keep in mind before getting another pet.
Suggests ideas for mourning and coping with the loss of a pet by remembering and memorializing, as well as helping children understand the loos of their pet.
About the Author
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD
, serves as director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He writes the “Children and Grief” column for Bereavement Magazine
and has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show
, Larry King Live
, and Today
. He is the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart
, Healing a Teen's Grieving Heart
, and Understanding Grief
. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.