As we become more disconnected from the natural world itself and the wild lives unfolding all around us, our connections with our companion animals – our pets – are becoming deeper and more significant than ever before. We feel a closeness and kinship to our pets that we may not even feel to any other human animals in our lives. So when our pet dies, the loss can devastate us. What can we do to survive our loss? Where can we go for support? Who can we talk with for comfort? Is there anything that helps make the grief journey shorter and less painful? Professional animal intuitive Shannon Cutts tackles this intensely tough topic head-on, sharing about her own experiencing navigating crushing pet loss and grief.
Tag Archives: pet grief
A Story of a Bird and His Girl
Animal soulmates. Are they real? How do we know? If we know, do we know right away or can it take some time to figure out we were meant to be together? Animal intuitive and sensitive Shannon Cutts with Animal Love Languages shares her own very personal story of meeting her one and only, Pearl.
Max’s Story: I Am Taking Care Of Myself, Mom
Having a soul pet – a deep bond with a companion animal – is a marvelous gift. But it can also present some pitfalls. At the heart and spirit level, there is this seamless connection. Yet at the level of the physical body, each of us has incarnated for our own personal reasons, which may require taking different paths in life. All of this can make death of a soul pet feel excruciating – to the point where we cannot let go of the grief, the guilt, the heartache. Animal communicator Shannon Cutts shares the story of how animal communication helped one grieving human reconnect with her soul dog 30 years after his death.
Jake’s Story: Next Time I Will Need Your Help
Pet death is just about the hardest experience we go through. Because the connection in life is so unconditional and deep, any sense of disturbance or disruption in that connection shakes us to our core. While this is true at any time and any age, it can be especially traumatic when we are in our younger years. And it can be exceptionally traumatic when the animal who is dying is a service dog or emotional support animal. Is there a way through pet death that won’t bring you to your knees? Jake the dog tells animal communicator Shannon Cutts that yes, there is a way.
Channy’s Story: A Whole New World
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.