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Losing a pet is losing one of your best friends

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“A final note” in my Sunday column was from Lisa Hoffmann of cyberspace, about losing her best friend:

A final note
June 29, 2009: Today I lost my best friend. His name was Leon.
I loved Leon more than I ever thought was possible. Leon was my orange tabby. He was the sweetest cat I have ever known. Even though some might say, “he was just a cat” he was so much more than that to me.
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Posted on Monday, July 6th, 2009
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Dealing with pet loss and grief

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

Posted on Monday, September 18th, 2006
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