Grieving for pets
A book dedicated to our loving pets that have crossed over. A space on the front page has a space where you can add your pet's name. From the history of pets to how they are put to sleep and the grief we experience when they are gone.
Good Night My Sweet Baboo, was writen after our smooth collie, Moriah, had a stroke when we were out of town. We had to put her down when we got home. She was in too much pain.
We missed her greatly and our grief and our remaining collie, Dakota, grieved for her too.
This book describes the history of pets, and how we loved them and took care of them.
It also has amusing stories by other authors showing the love they had for their pet and the fond memories they have after they are gone.
It has a listing of pet loss support groups and tips on how to deal with the grief process.
A must have for anyone who has lost a loved pet.
"Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms" -- George Eliot
Since the days of mankind sitting in caves or living off of the land, there is evidence of a relationship between mankind and animals, especially dogs and cats. Each saw a mutual benefit by living with or close to each other. Over the millennia, dogs and cats moved into the quarters of human beings and a bond that can never be broken was formed.
Ancient cultures praised their animal pets, working dogs and cats, and it crossed all civil boundaries: Egypt, Cyprus, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Were different religions prone to praise their pets and offered them lavish burials, or the pets were buried, next to their owners in many cases, so they may walk the afterlife together.
The idea of an afterlife for pets is a contentious one for some people and religions to accept. But any person, whoever looked deeply into the eyes of their beloved pet, saw a soul there, intelligence, and compassion. Pets are talked about and discussed in many religious texts. The Bible, Koran, Torah, and other religious text, all talk about domesticated animals and how they were loved by the people who took care of them.
Note I did not call us pet owners. Whether we purchased our pet or picked them out at a pet shelter, or just found them when they followed us home; we know once they walked into our lives they became family. You cannot own a family member, you can care for them, love them and nurture them, but to say we own them is wrong. Those who do not understand the bond between pet and human are missing something and they deserve our pity because they do not know the meaning of unconditional love.