PET LOSS QUOTES
At some point in our lives each one of us must deal with the difficult subject of the loss of a pet. This is a really hard time for many people. It’s natural and good to grieve the loss of a pet. After all they have shared so much with us for so long that they become a part of the family. This bond and my way of grieving is why Pet Loss Quotes was created.
There are 5 stages to emotionally coping with death. The stages are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression & finally Acceptance. They are popularly known by the acronym DABDA. I’m not going to go into details on all of them, but I do want to focus on Depression and Acceptance. With the right words, both of these stages can be helpful in dealing with pet loss. Quotes have always helped me. They give me the words that I need to hear and comfort me.
- Depression — “I’m so sad, why bother with anything?”; “I miss my loved one, why go on?”
During the fourth stage (depression), the person begins to understand the certainty of death. Because of this, the individual may become silent, refuse visitors and spend much of the time crying and grieving. This process allows the person to disconnect from things of love and affection. It is not recommended to attempt to cheer up an individual who is in this stage. It is an important time for grieving that must be processed. Depression could be referred to as the dress rehearsal for the ‘aftermath’. It is a kind of acceptance with emotional attachment. It’s natural to feel sadness, regret, fear, and uncertainty when going through this stage. Feeling those emotions shows that the person has begun to accept the situation.
The best thing to do when a person is in this stage is to simply let them know that you are there for them and that you care for them. Don’t try to cheer them up, but let them know that you are there for them during these difficult and trying times. When dealing with depression pet loss quotes can provide those words that most people find difficult to write themselves.
- Acceptance — “It’s going to be okay.”; “I can’t fight it, I may as well deal with it.”
In this last stage, individuals begin to come to terms with mortality, or that of a loved one, or other tragic event. This stage varies according to the person’s situation; each person must pass through his or her own individual stages of dealing with the grief.
In this Acceptance stage pet loss quotes can make us or others feel better. It shows us that we aren’t alone and that others have faced similar situations before us. Most importantly pet loss quotes help us grieve the loss of our pet.
You’ll never be able to replace your pet, but you can remember them and find comfort in these pet loss quotes.
One way to help cope with the grief is to read and be comforted by what others have said on the topic. I have put these pet loss quotes together to help anyone looking for pet loss quotes to help ease the pain of these difficult times.
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Pet Loss Quotes
Death is Not the End. Death is not the end. Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide … Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life Our soul thinks of Immortality. —
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. —
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us. —
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. —
A friend is what the heart needs all the time. —
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven? —
With eye upraised his master’s look to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man: The rich man’s guardian and the poor man’s friend, The only creature faithful to the end. —
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. —
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. —
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. —
I came across a photograph of him not long ago… his black face, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, his tail straight and pointing, his eyes flashing in some momentary excitement. Looking at a faded photograph taken more than forty years before, even as a grown man, I would admit I still missed him. —
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have. —
I have a dog and sometimes I’ll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I’d bawl like a baby. —
Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. —
A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered. —
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. —
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. —
Friendship is a single soul in two bodies. —
I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. —
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s. —
Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart. —
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. —
It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque. The lives of animals are woven into our very being – closer than our own breathing – and our soul will suffer when they are gone. —
Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality. —
We had a dog, Apples. He was 13 years old, toothless, blind and had the worst breath this side of Jabba the Hut. But he was the sweetest dog, and I cried and cried when he died. —
Pet Loss Quotes
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