This is possibly the most beautiful anthem of all time. My cat is my bridge over troubled water.
Author Archive: BJ Burman
BJ Burman is a writer, researcher, healer, advisor and teacher. All through her childhood and adult life, she has shared her life with animals, every one of them dearly loved. She is also a passionate supporter of animal rights and animal conservation.
In addition, BJ has always been interested in spirituality and religion, both academically and personally. When she became personally involved in Eastern philosophy and religion, she became specifically interested in death & dying (and what really happens to us).
Over the years, she has studied and researched the subject of death & dying, and the associated grief, particularly from a spiritual perspective, under the guidance of respected Buddhist, Hindu and Christian teachers from the USA, Britain and Australia. These great traditions, have so much to teach on the reality of life and death.
BJ has worked in the education sector for nearly 20 years, as a teacher (particularly in a pastoral care role) of adolescents and adults, helping them to not only navigate their path in education, but also navigate their way through personal life obstacles for the happiest outcomes.
Bj holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, a Graduate Diploma of Teaching, Graduate qualifications in Linguistics/TESOL, Masters in Comparative World Religions and is a published author for national and international magazine print publications in the field of health and well-being.
It seems only natural to her to combine her love of animals with her interest in death & dying to create a genuinely compassionate and supportive forum for humans who must say good-bye to the animals they love so much.
It is BJ's deep desire to provide guidance and comfort for humans to help their beloved animals live and die in peace.
My heart goes out to Melody and Mary Ann. Their experience was truly traumatic. The pain that they feel and the pain of the little cat they tried to save is palpable.
The question is not, “Can they reason?” nor, “Can they talk?” but rather, “Can they suffer?” (Jeremy Bentham) If you think humans are the only ones that can feel the loss of a loved one, then you’re mistaken. But I suspect any cat-lover or dog-lover knows that pets grieve just as humans grieve. It […]
Once upon a time, everybody accepted that life after death was real. That this life, and this body, was not all there is. But in our modern scientific and materialistic era, we’ve lost this understanding. However, the tide is turning.
This video will break your heart. Pat Cudd, dog-lover, is dying of cancer and needed to find a new home for her shelter dog, Sherlock. What happened next will bring you to tears. Pat says that amongst many other things, her dog Sherlock taught her how to have fun—something she said she never new how […]
Dear Cat Lovers, you will LOVE Dear Kitten! It’s got everything–when your oldest fur baby dies, acquainting a new kitten with the rules of the house, and so on. Very important information for humans and kittens to know!!! Will put a huge smile on your face 🙂 Enjoy! BJ xx
Dealing with the death of our beloved furbaby is tough at the best of times. How much more heartwrenching must it be if your furbaby dies violently? Healing is possible, even from the most terrible of experiences. Whatever kind of death your furbaby experiences, know that they are happy and at peace now.
Many people have told me that they do feel guilty about their furbaby’s death. Guilt is a fairly useless emotion, yet it has a powerful hold over us humans. Guilt gets in the way of healing and happiness.