Goodbye, Friend Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-13
  • Publisher: New World Library
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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.

Author Biography

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 Pettyp. 3
Four-Footed Comfortersp. 13
Kindness Begins at Homep. 23
To Everything There Is a Seasonp. 33
When Bad Things Happen to Good Creaturesp. 43
A Good Deathp. 51
Bless the Beasts and the Childrenp. 61
Speak to the Earthp. 73
Rest in Peacep. 81
Healing Wordsp. 91
Guides for the Spiritp. 101
The Eternal Questionp. 111
The Continuum of Lifep. 121
Today and Tomorrowp. 127
A Final Giftp. 135
Special Section
Creating Your Own Ceremonyp. 141
A Selection of Readings and Poemsp. 147
One Family's Ritual of Leave-Takingp. 163
Bibliographyp. 167
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Permission Acknowledgmentsp. 173
About the Authorp. 175
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