When a big loss is looming, it often gives us tunnel vision. To protect ourselves from unmentionable heartache, we feel tempted to decide in advance how the loss itself will affect us from that moment forward. This is part of what makes working with pets and their people so interesting! Do pets share our dread of pet loss, death and grief? Or do our animals have access to a bigger picture perspective? Channy’s story is the perfect way to answer this question.
Is there a right and a wrong way to grieve after a pet dies? How do you cope with people in your life who are not sympathetic to your grief? What are your options when you feel like your heart will stay raw and lonely forever after you lose a soul pet? Is there a way to grieve and heal even if your grief process includes intense emotions like shame or guilt? Animal communicator Shannon Cutts of Animal Love Languages takes a deep dive into an intensely sensitive and personal topic.
Why does it feel so especially hard to cope with the loss of a pet? What makes the grief and loss support and recovery community feel open for human loss but closed for pet loss? If you are suffering through the loss of a soul pet, where can you go to find a support group that will treat you with the true empathy and compassion you need and deserve? Animal communicator Shannon Cutts shares resources to help you make it through after losing a pet.