Preparing For Life Before And After Your Pet’S Final Days
When you brought them home, they probably were just a little ball of fur and just
an animal that you decided to get home for company. But now as they’ve parted
from your life, going about your routine chores also looks like the hardest thing to
do. Their favorite corners in the house, the way they grabbed your attention with
their antics, how they’d jump on seeing their favorite treat- you remember it all,
Then what should you do to not forget them but also to handle yourself when
your pet leaves for their final journey?
1. Talk it out
The easiest and the basic solution is to talk. As much as you’d want to avert the
topic and your pangs, do the opposite! Share your grief with your friends and
family. Let people access you and know what you are feeling even if you feel
you’re better off alone. Nothing beats the comfort of a good talk.
2. Address their importance
You believe that you are a very strong person, yes you are. But that doesn’t at all
mean masking your emotions about your lost pet. Grieving the loss of a pet is
normal, feeling nothingness after their death is normal. Remember you’ve loved
them, shared a good part of your life with them, so it’s equally fine to cry, feel at
loss and speechless. Just accept it, mourn and with time, you’ll get over it too.
3. Pay them tribute
Holding a funeral or memorial service for your pet is something that people
often do. And it’s one good way to let your grief out. One can express their
emotions about the loss of their pet with those who have been a part of your
journey. Being a pet parent, if this looks like a good way to bid farewell to your
darling animal, do it and don’t fret about what others might think or if it looks
appropriate or not.
If you want to do more for your lost pet, you can always go ahead and
contribute towards animal welfare or any other charity, in the memory of your
loving pet. It doesn’t necessarily have to be money or material goods, even
your time can be of great worth to such causes and of course it’ll help you get
over your loss as well.
5. Indulge in some self-care
Look after yourself. Get enrolled in Yoga or reading or any other therapeutic
modes of self-care and channelize your pain better. Sitting and bereaving with
your emotions can be quite a handful. Explore new hobbies, go out for walks
or simply socialize. This will overcome your feelings of loneliness and let you
look after the other beautiful things in the world.
And when you feel that you’ve overcome your phase of blues, you can always
consider getting a new pet in your life. Even if parting with them is scary, you
know that life with them is even more beautiful.