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
Here lies DASH, the Favorite Spaniel of Queen Victoria By whose command this Memorial was erected. He died on the 20 December, 1840 in his 9th year. His attachment was without selfishness, His playfulness without malice, His fidelity without deceit. READER, if you would live beloved and die regretted, profit by the example of DASH. —
Friendship is a single soul in two bodies. —
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. —
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. —
A friend is what the heart needs all the time. —
The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s. —
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. —
Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its origin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating. —
I believe all animals were created by God to help keep man alive. —
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. —
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. —
Old men miss many dogs. —
We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals. —
Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart. —
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have. —
I know God would never give me something that I could not handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much. —
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. —
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. —
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. —
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness, and tied with love. —
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. —
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. —
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. —
A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered. —
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? —
Pet Loss Quotes
These pet loss quotes are here to help anyone who needs it. These are difficult times and I believe in paying it forward any way I can. For additional quotes, please see…