Trip Taker, Friend Maker, Church Greeter, Ice Cream Eater, Trail Hiker, People Liker, Hole digger, Smile Bringer, Chippie Chaser, Bear Facer, Water Lapper, Dreaming Napper, Garden Helper, Watchdog Yelper, Hug Receiver, Mood Perceiver, Backseat Driver, Joy Provider, Air Sniffer, Spirit Lifter, Tail Waver, Life Saver.
We all miss you, Kip.
For all of you who recently lost a pet, I can relate to how you are feeling. Hold on to the wonderful memories and understand that the grieving process takes time. I hope you can find friends who support you and with whom you can talk about your pet. If you are grieving right now, it may help for you to read “Grief and the Loss of a Pet”, especially the help and healing section. I encourage you to find ways to celebrate and honor your pet’s life and all you have shared, whether it be writing a poem, planting a tree or flower, or putting together a photo album. Keep that joy your pet gave you alive.