Book Summary, "Goodbye, Friend"
Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet (2006)
By: Gary Kowalski
Gary Kowalski writes compassionately about the grief we feel after losing a pet. The book covers ideas for rituals and ceremonies, spiritual guidance, and healing after the loss of a beloved pet. Kowalski also addresses animals' grieving, life spans, growth, illnesses, and needs.
A minister at Burlington Vermont's Unitarian Universalist Church, Kowalski discusses the needs of pets: food, exercise, sleep, fun, companionship, and routine. The book discusses the need for honesty when talking to children. Reading this book will help you and your family mourn your pet and remember them well.
Reviewed by: Adolescent Interest Group
Last reviewed: August 2013