Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet (Paperback)

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Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet (Paperback)


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The loss of an animal companion can be a painful, wrenching experience. In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet's memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.
A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, Reverend Gary Kowalski is an ordained minister who has served churches in Tennessee, Washington State, Vermont, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. He is active in the Green Mountain Animal Defenders, an advocacy group working for better treatment of animals in entertainment, research, and agriculture. A committed vegan, he is past president of the Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry.
Product Details ISBN: 9781608680863
ISBN-10: 160868086X
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: March 13th, 2012
Pages: 184
Language: English

This wonderful book is the best guide I know of that can help us deal with the death of our animal companions, whom the more we love the more we will grieve.”
Dr. Michael W. Fox, veterinarian and syndicated columnist

Saying goodbye to a pet soulmate is something we dread but must inevitably accept. Goodbye, Friend offers answers that are woven into a tapestry of care, compassion, and unconditional love for the pets with whom we’ve shared our hearts and homes. Then, we can become much more than our pet’s best friend we can become healers, teachers, and angels for our friends and family when they, too, lose a beloved pet.”
Marty Becker, DVM, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul

The death of a beloved pet is one of the hardest things to bear. This insightful and compassionate book will help readers accept the grief and move on in their lives.”
Philip Gonzalez, author of The Dog Who Rescues Cats

Uplifting, comforting, spiritual. If you have an elderly or ailing animal companion, please read this book!”
Alex Pacheco, cofounder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)