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.
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