The final parting from a pet is a sorrow that many feel they face alone. Is it appropriate to feel so sad over the loss of animal? To answer this question, Reverend Gary Kowalski offers a quotation from Garrison Keiller: “If this is foolish, so it be.”
In Goodbye, Friend, 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, talking to children about death, and considering death and the continuum of life, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal and is a much-needed resource for any grieving pet parent.