How to Mourning the Animal
Losing his dog, his cat is a painful and difficult test to bear.
The loss of an animal can touch you deeply: confusion, anger, sadness are typical responses and legitimate feelings.
Your pet meant a lot to you, it was considered a member of the family, and its loss very often causes intense emotions.
For years, your pet has been a source of comfort and camaraderie, pleasure and joy. So don't be surprised if you feel devastated by the loss of such a relationship.
For, alas, our companions have a much lower life expectancy than ours, and it is therefore natural and inevitable that we will have to deal with such mourning.
People who do not understand the animal/owner link cannot understand your pain. Don't let anyone tell you that it's stupid, crazy, or too sentimental to cry! You have the right to feel pain and sorrow!
Friends of the animals ourselves, we understand your sorrow and we are aware of the pain caused by the loss of your companion.
How can we now live without the animal you have cherished, who accompanied you and with whom you have shared so many accomplices?
Some find it useful to express their feelings and memories in poems, stories, letters to the animal ...
It is a matter of mourning. But how? We help you understand your reactions and overcome this challenge.
Grieving, a painful but necessary process
Those who have never had an animal understand only rarely the relationship that exists with our companions.
Mourning is a normal process that can overcome a critical life event. It can be carried out through tributes and memorials: erection of monuments, funeral or non-burial, orders for specific works by artists, etc.
American psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross has defined five main stages of bereavement. His work has led to a better understanding of this painful psychological journey.
We present these different phases that you may be required to pass through, following the death of the animal you have loved. These emotions are perfectly normal. Knowledge is often easier to live with.
A brief phase that occurs when you learn the loss.
You receive the announcement of the loss of your beloved companion; it is a shock!
You are stunned, incredulous; the shock is followed immediately by a period of denial. You are not able to achieve, you are in shock: you refuse the reality because you do not accept that the worst could have happened.
This reaction does not last. It is difficult to cope with it, but the denial associated with the shock is gradually fading.
A phase characterized by a sense of anger at the loss.
Anger overwhelms you, you want the whole of the world, and you try to find a culprit. This refusal is a normal psychological and emotional defense mechanism that allows you to take the blow.
Sentiment of not having acted well. Question Period.
You feel guilty; you think you could have handled your pet better. Without your carelessness, you are saying that he may still be alive.
You feel responsible will not change the situation.
A phase characterized by great sadness, challenges and distress.
The sadness seems unbearable and you feel that you have lost a friend, a confidant, a part of yourself.
The last stage of mourning.
Once the loss is accepted, you will feel soothed. You will start thinking about all the good times you spent together.
When we lose a loved one, we are experiencing a terrible shock. A little of us dies with him. After this event, it takes some time to go through the stages that make us life.
Don't be afraid to explain to your loved ones what you feel.
Have a space where you will keep the good memories of what you have lived together.
Nothing fills the loss of an animal. We are very proud to help you overcome this challenge with our Animal urns And we commit ourselves, if you wish, to treat your animals with the respect and dignity they deserve.