"Healing After the Loss of Your Pet"
I lost my bloodhound Barney early last year and felt as if I'd lost my best friend. I was really surprised at how hard his death hit me and I knew I needed some kind of way to try to feel better. I was so glad to find your video because I just couldn't seem to concentrate well enough to read some of the books I'd found.
Your video is so comforting and I really appreciated your sharing the loss of Snowball as well. It made me feel as if you were sharing your pain, yet letting me know that I will heal in time. I like that you use "seasons" to explain grief. I realized that I was in my "winter" season of grief for a long time and that really helped me move forward.
Ditto died almost two years ago but I just haven't had the urge (motivation, inclinication ... courage!) to get another dog even thought my family and especially my kids beg me nearly every day. I just didn't feel like they "got" what Ditto's death meant to me and I almost feel like I must be the crazy one ... why was Ditto's death not affect them as much as me? And why was I taking it so hard?
Your video helped me understand, particularly when you talked about the human-animal bond and how different members of the family respond to a pet's death. I recognized what "season" of my grief I was still in and what I should do during the various "seasons". I took a number of your suggestions to heart and feel like I'm getting to the point of celebrating Ditto's life now instead of mourning him. Thank you so much, from me and my family.
Lips (Calico Cat)
My veterinarian gave me your video after the death of my kitty, Lips. She was really sick and passed away so quickly that I just didn't know what to do; I hadn't expected it at all and kept thinking I was to blame. Why had I missed how sick she was? Your video really helped me through that.
Well, my vet told me that I'd find a lot of comfort in your video and he was right. I knew he couldn't take a lot of time with me, but I knew he cared about my feelings and I really appreciated that he cared. I felt like you were right there with me in my home. Thank you ...
Quick Way (Labrador)
QuickWay wasn't your average, normal dog. He was so special he was almost human! Well, I guess that's how all pet owners feel, isn't it? In watching your video, I could so relate to many of the things you talked about, and especially the clients you introduced to us. It was great of them to share their own experience and great of you as well to share your knowledge and your experience with your own dog, Snowball.
I wish I'd had your video when I first found out QuickWay was sick for the "End of Life" issues that you talk about, but at least I have it now. Thank you; you're doing a great service to other pet owners who are suffering, most in silence.
If You've Viewed My VideoIf you've viewed my video, whether on DVD or here on my site via Sparkeo, I'd love to hear from you; please email me with your comments. It's critical to me that I provide the highest quality of information, support, and comfort to my valued clients and customers.
I'd love to know how the video helped you and additional information you'd like to know when coping with the grief of losing your pet.
Thank you so much ...