Dealing with Pet Loss

Grieving for a lost animal and companion is not silly
Coping with Loss of an Animal
For anyone who has felt the devastating loss of a beloved pet will understand the aching void it leaves.
The sense that a huge gap has opened up in your life and into it one slides, wondering how deep it will go. When a beloved animal dies you mourn not just the loss of your companion, but the person you had become during your precious time together.
I know this from personal experience, some years ago when I suddenly lost my Wolfhound. One of the ladies whom worked in the business I ran at the time, sensing my plight at coming to terms with my loss, suggested the Rainbow Bridge.
This did not make my deep loss go away, but the Rainbow Bridge web site did help me come to terms with my loss.
The Rainbow Bridge is a Grief Support Community for all those whom are struggling to come to terms from the death of an animal. 
Its NOT silly to grieve for a pet like a loved one.
Maybe Rainbow Bridge can help you too, deal with your loss.
You can link to The Rainbow Bridge by typing the name into any browser, or by going direct to :
Rainbow Bridge Poem below is reproduced with kind Permission of and is believed to have been inspired by ancient Norse and North American Indian beliefs:
"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together..."

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