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A wonderful book to read & share....
on 8 December 2000
After the death of my cat of 15 years I was devastated, yet few people seemed to understand my grief. This book helped me realise that I was not going out of my mind & that my feelings were both valid & normal. It has sections explaining the grieving process and the practicalities of dealing with the death of a pet, alongside some often moving poetry & accounts of the experiences of others. My one criticism is that it sometimes seems to be aimed at dog owners. However, this is one of the few British books available on pet bereavement (amongst a plethora of American titles!), which made it easy to relate to from a cultural perspective. I would definitely recommend this book to other bereaved pet owners, so that they too can see that many people DO understand their grief and have been able to overcome this in their own time.