Some say if the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, that our pets would outlive us all. But usually that’s not the case. And, just like any significant loss, the grieving process can be a difficult journey. Today, on World Pet Memorial Day, we’re sharing a few stories and resources that may help you or a loved one through the loss of a furry, fluffy or feathery friend.
Myth busting the grieving process
Cricket-Olivia Forfar, owner or Self Mastery Mentoring and Coaching Services at WildSpirit Healing Sanctuary in Udora, Ontario, breaks down six common myths of grieving.
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A personal story of loss and perseverance
Animals come into our lives and into our families. They offer us love and loyalty. They give us happiness and wonderful memories. And those of us who have animals in our lives understand it—they truly become our family members. But when you’re faced with a difficult reality of having to say goodbye too soon, how do you cope?
Kevin MacKenzie shares his experience with loss »
They Will Not Go Quietly by Linda Barnes
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Celebrate a dear furry friend
Honour the life of a beloved pet with an in-memory tribute gift to the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society. Gifts can be made in honour of a pet you’ve lost. Or, give a gift in memory to help comfort someone who has recently lost their own furry friend.
With your tribute gift, you’re helping the Ontario SPCA provide care for abused, neglected and homeless animals across Ontario.
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