The role of pets has changed a lot in the last 20 or so years. This change is also reflected in how people mourn when a pet dies. This column, by Monica Collins of The Boston Globe, discusses how mourning for a lost pet is recognized as genuine grief. Well worth reading (just click on the link below)
I am proud to be the co-convenor of the Christchurch Pet Loss Support Group, a joint initiative with Loving Tributes Pet Cremations. Our group meets once a month and it only costs $10 to participate in the 2-hour meeting (with refreshments provided).
Please contact me through this blog if you are based in Christchurch and want to attend. You can also contact me through my Facebook page.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand