Our pets are part of the family. For many they're as close as children; for some they may be our only children. And while most of us can expect that our children will outlive us, sadly, our pets almost never do.
Losing a pet can be as difficult as losing any other family member; we grieve, we miss them, and, mostly, we want closure, to know that our furry, feathered, or scaled friends are okay, wherever they are.
For years, animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick has helped pet owners cope with the loss of their beloved companions. Many of them ask the same questions: Is my pet happy? Why did this happen? Is it okay to get another pet? Using her personal experiences as well as the stories of the families she's worked with, Sonya sheds some light on the questions that every grieving pet owner has, and assures the reader that there are, in fact, no sad dogs (or cats or birds or turtles or horses or cows) in heaven.
©2013 Sonya Fitzpatrick (P)2013 Penguin Audio
This has given me perspective and a piece of mind about the loss of my dog. Through consultations from Sonya's clients, she emphasizes that death is just the end of the physically body and the spirit is still very much alive and with us always.
Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is a series of different real life stories which are grouped into categories/ chapters and sub-categories.
It made me cry on and off as I mourned and slowly come to terms of the loss of my beloved dog.
I lost my beloved childhood dog on 11/4/13. The very next day, I found this book through a Yahoo News article that was featured. As Sonya mentions, our pet's spirit is still around us and wants us to be happy. I believe that my dog's spirit lead me to this book to help with my grieving.
The message is so comforting and uplifting. She validates that our sweet pets are still very much alive and are very happy in their spirit form. I've experiences many instances since listening that confirm that my dog is still with me, just as she says they are.Great book. While she does have an accent, she has such a pleasant and upbeat voice that she is fairly easy to follow. She also just has such an energetic and positive voice that she's fun to listen to.
Very upbeat, energetic voice. She speaks with clarity and the tone of her voice makes it easy to discern the words easily, even over the hum of computers and people around my office. I felt happy after listening.
Yes - I have listened to it for hours at a time throughout the work day.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has lost a pet and is grieving or can't get over the loss of a pet. This book really helped me deal with the loss of my dog and with the pain and sadness. Many of my own questions were answered while listening and I know feel that my dog and I closer than ever.
selfhelp book-eater.I love comedy, to cook and bake, dogs and gardening.
Maybe it's that my expectations were that this book was more about emotional intelligence and coping with the pain, but is about spirits, and since it goes on and on whit stuff like " oh Sonya! That's exactly what my pet did!" For 5 hours! Made it feel lika a big infomercial for psychics. In short this book tells you "your pet is fine, it wasn't your fault, there, there"
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