Preparing For Life Before And After Your Pet’S Final Days

    on Mon 06 Apr 2020
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    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,

    don’t you?

    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.

     

    4. Charity

    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

    Yes.

    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.

     

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