I wrote the following article six years ago for the website http://www.dogsadversereactions.com In this moment, it’s the best I have to offer following the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, and now in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. What can one say when faced with sudden death, violent death, senseless death? How can we begin to heal?
I know this article is intended to comfort animal guardians as they grieve their companiona. Even though it was not intended to comfort humans as they grieve their human loved ones, I’ve been told it’s been helpful to many as they grieve the death of anyone they love. Love is love. Loss is loss. And grief is one more experience we go through to help our hearts expand in love. If you’re grieving any loss of any loved one, I send my love and blessings to you. And I hope, from my heart, that reading this, in some small way, helps: