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JUNE 2018 - v6i06
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Pets of the Month for JUNE 2018
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PET DEATHS.. Where do they go???????
So many questions.. Do they have souls? Of course, NO ONE really has the answer. We are all guessing... choosing to believe whatever answer feels right.
Who can believe that there is no soul behind those luminous eyes!"
"No heaven will not ever Heaven be;
Unless my cats are there to welcome me."
If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there.
Personally, I would not give a fig for any man's religion whose horse,
For those who love dogs, it would be the worst form of a lie to call any
I think God will have prepared everything for our perfect happiness.
The real platform for religion is based on the concepts of compassion,
I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
As I read somewhere along the way, “since man is made in the image of God
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
A WONDEFUL PLACE FOR CHILDREN & ADULTS ALIKE
"Rainbows Bridge is a virtual memorial home
grief support community for
your departed fur baby.
Whether furry, feathered or scaled, all are welcome. "
We all grieve in different ways and even as adults we can get lost and confused about how to do it. Our children are looking to us to learn how to grieve as well. What do we do?
No matter what your religion if you even have a religion, adults and children alike need ways to deal with the loss of our beloved pets.
Below I found two sites that had some great ideas for children ... I hope they can help you or someone you know through difficult moments... Lori
If asked what happens to the pet after it dies, draw on your own understanding of death, including, if relevant, the viewpoint of your faith. And since none of us knows fully, an honest "I don't know" certainly can be an appropriate answer — it's OK to tell kids that death is a mystery.
Showing how you feel and talking about it openly sets an example for kids. You show that it's OK to feel sad when you lose a loved one, to talk about your feelings, and to cry when you feel sad. And it's comforting to kids to know that they're not alone in feeling sad. Share stories about the pets you had — and lost — when you were young and how difficult it was to say goodbye.
Write a prayer together or offer thoughts on what the pet meant to each family member. Share stories of your pet's funny moments. Offer lots of loving hugs. You could do a project too, like making a scrapbook.
As a nurse, I believe in the “work of grieving,” and using one’s heart and hands makes this process concrete for a child. I printed pictures of Max, bought very simple scrapbooks, and asked the girls to make memory books. Many healthy tears were turned into treasured keepsakes in the weeks following his death. Scrap booking helps to mourn the loss of a pet. Credit: Getty Images
2. Hold a ceremony
Holding a pet funeral is a very personal decision. Our daughters were too young to understand what a funeral was, and my invented ceremony was a disaster. At ages 9 and 11, Beluga-the-Hamster’s ceremony rivaled that of a sitting statesman. Our daughters buried a tiny casket in the pouring down rain while singing. A little kooky? Yes. Helpful? Absolutely.
3. Find and read helpful books
I’m a fan of “The Tenth Good Thing About Barney” by Judith Viorst. It addresses grief in a child’s voice, does not presuppose all readers believe in heaven, and does not end with the idea that a new pet will heal the sense of loss. It’s an elegantly simple picture book with the message that grief takes patience, and it’s a good thing to remember.
4. Make a memorial
Our family tradition is to plant something beautiful in the yard. We have climbing roses, weeping willows and flowers, all planted in memory of a person or animal. Our daughters also built a small memorial in the yard. Again, it was nothing formal, as it was far more meaningful to them that they made it themselves.
5. Make an ornament
If you celebrate any holiday involving tchotchkes, a memory piece is a lovely way to remember a pet. Every year we hang Max’s silliest picture on the Christmas tree, and honor that he will always be in our family.
JASMINE ROSE - April 15, 2003 - May 18, 2018
Marc and I lost our sweet Jasmine, this past May. She had just turned 15. She was doing great then her eye went bad and she was in constant severe pain. Her sister, Maggie, was at her side with us when we took her to the vet for the final time.
They had been together all their lives (Maggie just turned 16 in June). These two girls were very close so, we wanted Maggie with us at the vet when the the time came to let her sister go. I want to take a moment to tell you a few touching details.
That day when we were in the vet room we had Jasmine on the floor on a towel and Marc and I joined her on the floor. Maggie completely ignored Jasmine during this time. She walked around and sniffed and explored. It took over 10 minutes for Jasmine to fall asleep. Then the vet came in to give the final shot. When Jasmine was finally gone the vet stood up and left. Immediately Maggie walked to Jasmine and tried to cover her with the towel that she laid on. I helped Maggie cover Jasmine and then Maggie sniffed Jasmine's bottom, walked away and it was over. Marc and I were astonished that Maggie knew immediately what happend and came to cover Jasmine with the towel. We had no words.
For a couple weeks afterwards both Maggie and I had our moments. Maggie clung to me for about two days and then she seemed fine. There were times however that she would seem restless or would want to cuddle with me out of the blue. Once she was at the top of the stairs pacing. She had just eaten, her pee pads and water were upstairs. I finally went up to see what was wrong. As soon as I got to the top of the stairs she RAN to the bed at the window in the office where Jasmine always loved to lay and watch the world out front. I sat at the desk nearby and Maggie laid down and slept. Half an hour later Maggie woke up, went downstairs, and acted as if nothing happened.
These little moments ... these little looks and loyalties and acts of true love for eachother. You can't tell me pets don't have souls.
Jasmine's body is now part of the wind and earth and her soul is with the angels.
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