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The loss of an animal companion can be a painful, wrenching experience. In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your petís memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.
Gary Kowalski is a Unitarian Universalist minister in Burlington, VT. He holds degrees from Harvard College and Harvard Divinity School. A native of Oklahoma, he has served churches in Memphis, Tennessee, and Seattle, Washington, before moving to Burlington in 1989. He is the author of several books, including The Souls of Animals, The Bible According To Noah, and Science and the Search for God. He is married to Dori Jones, an attorney, and they have two children.
Table of Contents
|Pets Are Not Petty||p. 3|
|Four-Footed Comforters||p. 13|
|Kindness Begins at Home||p. 23|
|To Everything There Is a Season||p. 33|
|When Bad Things Happen to Good Creatures||p. 43|
|A Good Death||p. 51|
|Bless the Beasts and the Children||p. 61|
|Speak to the Earth||p. 73|
|Rest in Peace||p. 81|
|Healing Words||p. 91|
|Guides for the Spirit||p. 101|
|The Eternal Question||p. 111|
|The Continuum of Life||p. 121|
|Today and Tomorrow||p. 127|
|A Final Gift||p. 135|
|Creating Your Own Ceremony||p. 141|
|A Selection of Readings and Poems||p. 147|
|One Family's Ritual of Leave-Taking||p. 163|
|Permission Acknowledgments||p. 173|
|About the Author||p. 175|
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