On Saying Good-Bye
The Washington Post recently had two very good pieces on saying goodbye:
1.) I highly recommend this book, as a friend gave it to me when I lost my beloved cat and it was a great consolation...
"Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet" is a good book to keep in your library or to give as a gift to someone who has recently experienced the loss of a cat or dog. Written by Gary Kowalski, a Unitarian Universalist minister, the book offers good and comforting advice on how to deal with the loss of a longtime companion.
2.) And this wonderful article about a man surprised at the depth of his grief over his long-time companion dog, "Losing My Best Friend"