I know how heartbreaking it is to lose or anticipate losing a cherished pet. Whether the death was expected or sudden, we are never ready for it. You may feel devastated and knocked down by the weight of your grief. You may even feel embarrassed or like there is something wrong with you for feeling so much pain. Maybe you wonder if you’ll ever feel better.
As a pet loss counselor and from my own personal experiences with grief, I know there is nothing wrong with you. I also believe that the overwhelming waves of grief or gnawing emptiness will eventually diminish and the edge of the pain will soften.
It may not feel possible, but one day you’ll be able to talk about the animal you loved so much without crying or holding back tears. You’ll be able to remember the smart, loving, and funny things your pet did with a little sadness but also a smile, instead of only the acute pain of loss.