Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet Paperback – Sep 1 1997
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'This wonderful book is the best guide I know of that can help us deal with the death of our animal companions, whom the more we love the more we will grieve.'
- Dr. Michael W. Fox , veterinarian and syndicated columnist
'Saying goodbye to a pet soulmate is something we dread but must inevitably accept. Goodbye, Friend offers answers that are woven into a tapestry of care, compassion, and unconditional love for the pets with whom we've shared our hearts and homes. Then, we can become much more than our pet's best friend - we can become healers, teachers, and angels for our friends and family when they, too, lose a beloved pet.'
- Marty Becker, DVM , coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
'The death of a beloved pet is one of the hardest things to bear. This insightful and compassionate book will help readers accept the grief and move on in their lives.'
- Philip Gonzalez , author of The Dog Who Rescues Cats
'Uplifting, comforting, spiritual. If you have an elderly or ailing animal companion, please read this book!'
- Alex Pacheco , cofounder of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
The Reverend Gary Kowalski is a Unitarian Universalist minister and the author of seven books on nature, spirituality, science, and the environment. They include The Souls of Animals and Science and the Search for God. A graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, he has served congregations in Vermont, New Mexico, Washington, and Massachusetts. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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I'll have to read it again because I really like the author .
R.i.p. My little snugglebum. You are the most joyous soul I've ever had the privilege of sharing a life journey with & you will forever be loved❤️
Please read this book if you are suffering from the loss of your pet. This book can help bring you comfort.
The book covers subjects like talking to children about death, the healing power of nature and creating ceremonies to honor a dead pet. The author, who was facing the prospect of losing his own dog, Chinook, when he wrote this book, shares some beautiful reflections on birth and death and the continuum of life. His love for his own dog, his wisdom about animals, and his gentle, reflective spirit have combined to create a poignant and wonderful book
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I bought this after my beloved cat Baby Kitty died. I really liked it,it was very comforting. Though the writer is a Pastor it does not overly focus on Christianity and represents... Read morePublished 14 months ago by withglowinghearts
I loved reading this book. A must read for anyone that has experienced the love and loss of a beloved pet.Published on Feb. 23 2013 by Kelly Ford
When I lost my pet, I was looking for something to read to help me grieve. GOODBYE, FRIEND was the answer for me. Read morePublished on June 20 2003 by Gretchen A. Grimm
I would recommend this book for anyone who has suffered the loss of a companion animal. The book is full of sorrow, but joy as well. Read morePublished on May 14 2003
I would recommend any one who has a pet read this book. It helps not only with the healing process but would be good to read before the actual death. Read morePublished on June 19 2002
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