Going Home

Finding Peace When Pets Die

Going Home

In this invaluable guide and touchstone, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides support for those in mourning. By allowing ourselves to grieve honestly and openly, he posits, we can in time celebrate the dogs, cats, and other creatures that have so enriched us. Katz compels us to consider if we gave our pets good lives, if we were their advocates in times of need, and if we used our best judgments in the end. In dealing with these issues, we can alleviate guilt, let go, and help others who are undergoing similar passages. By honoring the animals that have graced our lives, we reveal their truly timeless gifts: unwavering companionship and undying love. With a brand-new Foreword by the author.

When Your Pet Dies

A Guide to Mourning, Remembering and Healing

When Your Pet Dies

Affirming a pet owner's struggle with grief when his or her pet dies, this book helps mourners understand why their feelings are so strong and helps them overcome the loss. Included are practical suggestions for mourning and ideas for remembering and memorializing one's pet. Among the issues covered are understanding the many emotions experienced after the death of a pet; understanding why grief for pets is unique; pet funerals and burial or cremation; celebrating and remembering the life of one's pet; coping with feelings about euthanasia; helping children understand the death of their pet; and things to keep in mind before getting another pet.

When a Family Pet Dies

A Guide to Dealing with Children's Loss

When a Family Pet Dies

When a pet dies, it can have a huge impact on children, and it is important that parents can understand and support them. This easy-to-read guide to children's grief suggests methods for sensitively addressing the emotional needs of children and gives age-appropriate strategies. It is an informative resource for parents and professionals.

What Happens When My Pet Dies?

What Happens When My Pet Dies?

Having and taking care of a pet is a special part of life. Pets often bring us joy when we're happy and comfort when we're sad. Unfortunately, no matter how well we take care of our pets, like all living things, they'll eventually die. The death of a pet hurts, but it's something all pet owners experience. This book offers gentle explanations of tough concepts such as euthanasia and cremation to help a child understand a pet's passing. It also discusses the reasons a pet might die and offers constructive methods to help children deal with their grief.

A Place in My Heart

When Our Pets Die

A Place in My Heart

The experience of our pets dying is traumatic for us. We find ourselves feeling fear, confusion, and apprehension. We want to help, but don't know what to do. A Place In My Heart, When Our Pets Die is an explanation of the dying process, signs that often occur as death approaches, and ideas for what can be done during that time. "A Place In My Heart" also addresses burial, cremation, and grief. This booklet is written in the same thorough and direct yet gentle manner as Barbara's the other booklets on end of life. It is the Gone From My Sight for those who are facing the death of a beloved animal.A Place In My Heart can give direction and support during a difficult and seldom understood time.

YOUR PETS IN THE AFTERLIFE: When Your Dead Pets Return To See You For The Last Time

YOUR PETS IN THE AFTERLIFE: When Your Dead Pets Return To See You For The Last Time

An extremely important book. Published by Times Square Press, New York. Possibly the best, the most informative and the most enlightening book ever written about our pets in the afterlife. It will change forever your perception of life after death, and your spiritual communications with your dead pets. Upon reading this book, you might shed some tears, but your heart will rejoice, and your spirit will be filled with consolation and comfort. Don't miss it.

Absent Friend

Absent Friend

Award-winning guide to coping with the death of a treasured pet.

Remembering My Pet

A Kids Own Spiritual Workbook for when a Pet Dies

Remembering My Pet

Drawing on concepts from psychology and a broad multifaith perspective, this supportive workbook provides a sensitive and practical resource that will help children ages 7 to 13 cope with the death of a beloved animal.

Death, Ritual, and Belief

The Rhetoric of Funerary Rites

Death, Ritual, and Belief

Describing a great variety of funeral ritual from major world religions and from local traditions, this book shows how cultures not only cope with corpses but also create an added value for living through the encouragement of afterlife beliefs. The explosion of interest in death in recent years reflects the key theme of this book - the rhetoric of death - the way cultures use the most potent weapon of words to bring new power to life. This new edition is one third longer than the original with new material on the death of Jesus, the most theorized death ever which offers a useful case study for students. There is also empirical material from contemporary/recent events such as the death of Diana and an expanded section on theories of grief which will make the book more attractive to death counsellors.

Death, Ritual, and Belief

Death, Ritual, and Belief

Describing a variety of funeral ritual, from major world religions and from local traditions, this book shows how cultures cope not only with corpses but also create an added value for living through the growth of afterlife beliefs. The key theme of the book is the rhetoric of death -- the way cultures use the most potent weapon of words to bring new power to life. Human identity and its transformation through mortuary rites is explored through the mummies of Chile and Egypt; African sacrificial deaths; Indian cremations; immigrant cemeteries in the USA; ancestor rites in Eastern religions and Mormonism; and the freezing of the dead in cryonics. Research findings are presented on cremation and afterlife beliefs, especially reincarnation, sensing the presence of the dead, and the death of pets in Britain, to show how mortuary rituals are constantly changing in response to death as a major feature of the human environment.