Wolfie's Wish will be exhibiting at the Interzoo tradeshow in Nuremberg May 2022
It has been eleven weeks since I lost my cat. I finally decided I was ready to get another. I got two! I am so happy and knew it was time by listening to my gut. Pet loss is hard. Grief is hard. Moving on is hard. I still cry sometimes and yet, I have opened my heart and my home to two new kitties from a local shelter. It is so great. There is a special kind of joy that only pets can bring.
Hey readers! I must say that I am doing so much better. I still have the days where I cry and am sad, but time really does heal. I also find that reaching out to the other members in my Facebook groups that are grieving pet loss helps me because I can be there for them and encourage them to hang in there. I usually share one of the Grief Comfort Cards with them in a post. I really like the Rainbow Bridge Group and encourage readers to search for a support group to get the help they need and then to offer support.
After losing a pet, many people think about when to get a new one. The truth is, after losing a pet, there is no wrong time as long as you are not trying to replace your pet that passed. Every pet has a unique personality, so its best to wait until you can accept your new pet as they are without comparison.
Moving on with life and adjusting to the emptyness--both literal and metaphorical--is not something that is easy to do. We have to be gentle with ourselves and allow room to heal the loss of our beloved pet.
I designed Grief Comfort Cards after the tragic and sudden loss of my one year old cat, Wolfgang.
I was devastated and in shock and I knew that if I did not take care of myself and grieve properly, I would not recover my joy.
All of the practices and suggestions came to me in moments of meditation and reflection on what I needed to do to heal.
If you are here, I am sorry that you are suffering the loss of an animal companion. I hope that you find comfort and valuable resources here.