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Dealing with pet loss and grief

By Gary Bogue
Monday, September 18th, 2006 at 9:13 am in Pet loss.

I’ve been contacted by three different readers in the last week whose pets have died. All were looking for the names of some good books to help them deal with grief and pet loss.

I have the names of four excellent books on my list. These books should be available through your local bookstore, either in stock or they can order them for you. They should also be available on-line at You can also go on Amazon to read more about each of the books.

** "Maya’s First Rose: Diary of a Very Special Love," by Martin Scot Kosins, Howard Fridson (Illustrator), Burl Ives

** "In Remembrance of a Special Cat: A Collection of Inspirational Writings," By Richard F. X. O’Connor

** "Coping With Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet," By Moira K. Anderson

** "The Loss of a Pet," By Wallace Sife

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2 Responses to “Dealing with pet loss and grief”

  1. Tania Says:

    Another one I’ve found very helpful, comforting and inspiring is “The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It” by Geneen Roth…

  2. Diane Preas Says:

    Dear Gary,

    Some time ago you printed a beautiful aritcle titled: ” Beloved little Sheltie drifts toward infinite” This was regarding your Lady….Could you please e-mail me a copy of that beautiful aritcle to me?

    Thank you,

    Diane Preas
    Danville, CA

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