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On Grieving A Pet

Once, best of friends.

Hannah and Moses, for years . . . best of buddies.

We’d been talking about our pets. And then . . .

“Do you think we should offer a support group for people grieving a pet’s death?”

That was a question a colleague asked after returning from a hospital visit. There, she’d supported parents facing the impending death of their infant. I’d just finished a bereavement phone call to a woman who had been a widow for two awful weeks and was soon to contact a twenty-something son whose mother died days before her fiftieth birthday.

I’d answered her with, “Maybe we should consider it.”

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