From the moment pets come into our lives, we know the day will arrive when we have to say farewell Still, we are never emotionally prepared for the last adieu In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet s memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal....
|Title||:||Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Number of Pages||:||579 Pages|
|File Size||:||772 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet Reviews
Almost a year ago, I lost my remarkable rescue dog, Tallulah, after 13 years together. It was a staggering blow; one I knew would come someday, but one I never wanted to prepare for.
Very good book, when such a loss is present. It helps heal the heart, one day at a time. I lost my very special friend in February 2015. Maya was a 13 year old mini long haired dachshund. My heart is still aching. Very compassionate book. It shows it is ok to grieve at your own pace. And it is ok to grieve for your best dog friend, as a human would grieve for a loved one.
I belong to a specific dog website. I like sending something out when one of our members looses a dog. I have ordered different books but this one is the best I have seen. It is filled with poems and small stories about lost pets. You can pick up the book and skim through it reading any part you want. One can skip around as they wished. I have found that after the loss of a close pet a person can't concentrate on long wordy books. This is the book I will continue to purchase and send to friends.
For anyone who has lost a pet that has felt that particular horrendous heartbreak, there is healing in these pages. We are not alone in thinking a pet can truly be a best friend and companion, and the loss is nightmarish at time, especially for those who live alone with the pet. (Like me.) It's been nearly a year and I still feel a strange hollowness after my beloved German Shepherd passed, and it feels good to know others understand and can relate.
I lost my sweet boy of almost 14 years on March 12th. It was literally the worst day of my life and I discovered quickly that the majority of people aren't very sympathetic. I was fortunate to have found a couple friends who completely understood but it wasn't easy. That is the reason I was searching for a good book to help myself through the grieving process. Although I believe in God and believe that my sweet boy is in heaven, I personally like to keep my religious views private. Although Gary is a minister, I admired that he was fairly open minded in being so. I have encountered many who are not, so I appreciated that about him. The reason why I'm only giving it a four star is because it didn't significantly help me. Actually, I read a book before this one that helped a lot more but Gary's is still a good one and I'm sure many would argue that his is the best. I just didn't find it as comforting as the other one.
This is the best book about losing a pet and I have read all of the books on this topic I can find. I really felt better emotionally having read it and reassured that all of God's creatures are loved by the Eternal God and have life in the world to come just like human's do. So many pastors from Christian churches think that animals just die and have no soul or spirit. But if you read the scriptures closely as this pastor has done in his book, you will know that creatures mean everything including rats. So those pastors and other people who do not want to dig in deeper into this subject, I encourage you to read this book about animals from the loving heavenly Father who said all creatures will be resurrected.
Sadly, after 11 years, we had to put our dog, Nugget, down in March of this past year. This book was written by someone with a religious background. That being said, I really liked his perspective on death. He gave me and my family some great advice. Though many tears were clearly shed during the reading of this book, it really did help me in my grief process that I am still working through.
I found to the book helpful when I was dealing with the grief that followed the death of our dog. He covers many thoughts and feelings that come up at this time. It was good to know what I was going through was normal and to read about ways to lessen the pain of losing one so close to me.