File Size: 1209 KB
Print Length: 156 pages
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Publisher: Wendy Van de Poll, MS, CEOL (February 9, 2016)
Publication Date: February 9, 2016
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Best Sellers Rank: #188,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #15 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Counseling & Psychology > Grief & Loss #45 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Pets & Animal Care > Pet Loss #207 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Death & Grief
As a dog lover twenty times over, I've lost several pets along the way and so reading this book was very difficult. BUT, it is a rare find because there are almost no books on this topic to help people through the pain of losing a pet. I agree with the author Wendy Van de Poll that dogs are there to enrich our lives with love. They just want to give and we give back to them too. But the sad realty is, dogs have a shorter life span than people. Much shorter and some are shorter than others. So when you come hone from the vet after they have informed you your "loved one" doesn't have long to live, it can be heartbreaking. But this book is meant to help you with that pain when nobody else can. Only a dog lover can understand what another dog lover is going through. That is why this book matters and why you need it if you have a dog. I fortunately have two healthy dogs at the moment but there will come a day when that will end. When it does, I hope that the powerful words of hope and inspiration found in this book can carry me through. I definitely recommend this gem to anyone with a pet dog, healthy or not, because you never know when you are going to need this kind of support.
wonderfully written, sensitive, informative, brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for caring enough to write it; everyone who loves a pet will go thru this, this gives you hope that you arent alone in your reactions or feelings.Thank you Wendy, very heartfelt and comforting!
Just knowing that I was not the only one feeling this way is a great help. Grief after losing a dog who is more a member of the family than a pet is real.The author shows that she has felt this loss and is able to provide some guidance in tough times. The book is from an honest perspective and is well written.If you find yourself in the unfortunate position that you may need this book, I highly reccomend it.
This book is written with kindness and love which is just what we need when going through such a difficult time. I liked the fact that I could dive right in and get the support and guidance I needed. There are words to help you understand and deal with feelings of grief, words to help you make the most of the time with your dog and ensure you are doing everything to care for them and to celebrate their life and words to help you heal.I liked the case studies throughout the book. They showed me that others have been through what I am going through and they found a way to live through it and even experience moments of joy. I also liked the contemplation questions at the end of each chapter which gave me a chance to explore my feelings and understand that they are normal for me. One of the toughest things about saying goodbye to your dog is knowing when is the right time to let go. Wendy helps you figure this out and provides guidance on final day preparation. This is such a difficult subject but written with understanding.My favourite thing was the way Wendy guides you to enjoy your remaining time with your dog and gives you tools to do so. Thank you Wendy for writing such a thoughtful and necessary book.
Pet owners often are not prepared when their pet comes to his or her life's end. A book like this is a helpful guide in that stage. Even more, it is a recommendable read for everyone who has a dog, and knows that they will be responsible when death is nigh. This book gives a lot of room for contemplation before and at that time. Some readers may find the content a little repetitive. I guess the author has written it like that knowing that sometimes you need to read and think about things more than once. Recommended read for all pet owners, especially dow owners.
I have been a 'dog Mom' for years. And with the joy and love of having dogs in my life, comes the pain and heartbreak when they die. Having lost three dogs over my adult life ( Dino, the beagle, to Cancer, Gurly ( yes, for Helen GURLY Brown) to age related kidney failure and my beloved Pepe to age, I only wish I had had Wendy Van de Poll's book at those times.Written with compassion and deep insight, her words give permission for the 'real' grief losing one's beloved pet can bring. Thank you Wendy for your heart and soul and for sharing your wisdom to help the rest of us.
We found out three days ago that our two year old English pointer is dying from a very aggressive, metastasized cancer. He just stopped wanting to eat a week ago, and is fading fast. This book was recommended to me, and it answers some practical questions about what to expect in the process. I was mainly interested in the practical information, like behavior changes and clinical symptoms, but there is a lot of information about preparing for and dealing with the emotional aspects of losing a pet..
As an avid animal lover who has faced the loss of a pet multiple times, this book was excellent. The writer’s expertise in this area shines as she gently leads you through a very thorough and practical journey towards resolving your feelings of grief.The writing style is very clear and relatable, the case studies are really helpful and the contemplation questions at the end of each chapter provide an opportunity for deeper reflection.This is an excellent book on the topic of pet loss. Highly recommend.
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