Dealing with pet loss can cause great heartache and bereavement. The intense grief you may feel is entirely justified and should not be ridiculed or taken for granted. After all, when someone whom you loved dearly in life passes away, it leaves a void and you feel suddenly alone. Irrespective of how many years you and your pet spent together, he was your friend and loyal companion from day one. More than that, the unconditional love you have for your pet made him as much a part of your family as your children and it is important that you allow yourself to feel the pain as a way of dealing with your pet’s loss.
Children And Pet Loss
Children are especially upset after experiencing pet loss. As difficult as it may be for you as the adult, it is best to be honest with them about the situation and more importantly, make it clear to them that the pet’s departure is permanent. Help them by discussing death openly and allowing them to talk freely about their grief. Give your child plenty of hugs and show them that you care about how they feel. Drawing a picture, writing a letter or making a photo album of their beloved pet may help your child to find closure.
Pet Loss Poems
Expressing your feelings and memories in a poem may help you come to terms with pet loss. If you battle to find the words, there is a vast selection of beautiful pet loss poems available on the internet which can help you ease the pain and get right to the core of your emotions. An example:
“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Anonymous, Eskimo Proverb