This is possibly the most beautiful anthem of all time. My cat is my bridge over troubled water.
Dealing With Difficult Emotions
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.
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.
When we lose the pet we love, we find ourselves facing some of the most difficult emotions we will ever have to face in life. These emotions are part of a healthy response to death, unless remain ‘stuck’ in negativity.
When our pet dies, the grief is deep and painful. But we are sometimes not the only ones who are suffering. Sometimes, many pets who live together also think of one another as family, and the death of one pet can actually cause extreme grief in the other.
A lot of people have told me that they don’t feel that they are ‘allowed’ to really grieve for their lost pet. They tell me that they get the impression from ‘people’ and ‘society’ that grieving for a person who has died is perfectly fine, but grieving for a pet who has died? Not true…