Moving Through Grief: Our Furry Companions and What To Do When Love Ends

Conversations from the Heart - August 5th 2022

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Family, Love, Healing

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

If you have a pet, you know the bond you share is special and unique.

That’s why it cuts so deep when it’s time to say goodbye.

If you’re moving through the loss of a pet, today’s episode will help you navigate these lonely and cruel waters.

Rachel is recording from the west coast of Sweden - but her heart is back home with her brother and his dog, Hammer. After receiving some heartbreaking news that Hammer is very sick, Rachel is thrown back into the grief from losing her own dog, Pepper. She recounts the story and shares how to pull yourself through or help someone else moving through the same experience.

The grief hurts, but the love never ends. Our furry companions live on in our hearts - and maybe they’re waiting over the rainbow bridge for us to throw them a stick one more time.

Tune in to honor your pets and reminisce on the love you shared.

Key Takeaways

  • The death of a pet can be one of the hardest and most enduring losses you go through.
  • One of the hardest feelings in this experience can be an overwhelming sense of guilt or responsibility. Be gentle on yourself. If you could have done something differently, you would have.
  • Your furry companion knows that you loved them. Anchor yourself in the good memories and the happy life you shared.
  • It never gets easier - but the love never leaves your heart either.