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#29590 - 04/08/10 11:45 AM Pet Loss Support
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Pet Loss Support Hotlines-you can call:

Pet Loss Support Page:

Pet Loss Grief Support Website:

IMOM Pet Loss:
Help People Help Pets!

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#29652 - 04/08/10 02:19 PM Re: Pet Loss Support [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Jean, thank you so much for posting these sites.

I was devastated by the loss of Dakota and went into a deep depression. Met with a "pet death support" group, but it was the wrong thing for me. Because I am a private person, I didn't do well with talking to strangers in that kind of atmosphere. I was uncomfortable talking to family and friends about my grief. Dakota was my life and my constant companion for nearly 14 years. It took me a good year to work through my grief. I felt I didn't have someone I could talk with who really understood what I was going through.

The grieving process is different for each person, no matter what kind of a network of support they may have in family and friends. It has been shown time and time again, that talking about your grief helps you work though it. To have a group of folks to talk to who can empathize and share enables the person grieving to share their own feelings. It can help folks continue working through that grieving process when they've gotten "stuck".

Thank you....thank you very much for posting this information for all to use if they need it.

Phoenix (Brightstar rescue) aka Booger...because I picked him.

RIP Dakota 1/5/93 - 10/23/2006

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#32286 - 04/15/10 12:32 AM Re: Pet Loss Support [Re: DnP]
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Yes, thank you Jean for the helpful sites that have made this process comprehendable.
Damasio April 1997 - April 2010 ~Forever my Baby Mas~
Heinrich May 1999 - May 2010 ~my Foolio~

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#95277 - 10/17/10 07:23 PM Re: Pet Loss Support [Re: GSD10]
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A Lovely Musical Version of the Rainbow Bridge:
MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links

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#207339 - 01/22/12 03:49 AM Re: Quality of Life Scale [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Coping with the Loss of Your Companion Animal
Veterinary Medical Center, University of Minnisota
A 24-page pdf booklet

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#232117 - 05/22/12 10:15 PM Re: Quality of Life Scale [Re: MaxaLisa]
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"Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love .... They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big."

~ Erica Jong

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