Saying your final pet goodbyes is so difficult. I was interviewed by Dr. Cara Gubbins of Animal Wisdom Circle Expert Interview Series on February 1, 2018.
During “Final Pet Goodbyes: Navigating through Love, Loss and Grief,” we discussed preparing for pet death, the grief, the guilt, and more. With an active discussion, we covered a lot of topics.
Do pets grieve? From my experience as a pet parent and an animal communicator, I say yes pets grieve.
What does it mean to grieve?
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the definition of grieve is:
- To cause to suffer: DISTRESS it grieves me to see him this way
- To feel or show grief over grieving the death of her son
Maybe you saw these signs in your pet. I have.
How do you find the perfect dog when your very special dog has passed on? You ask your Angel Dog for help! Here is Livie’s story of helping her people find the perfect dog.
I meet Livie, the flat coated retriever, after a very scary time in her life. In December 2014, Livie almost died from Congestive Heart Failure. The vet said she would live about 7 months.
Preparing for pet death is such a difficult topic for pet parents. Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges was interviewed by Dr. Cara Gubbins of Animal Wisdom Circle Expert Interview Series on April 6, 2016. During “Sweet Goodbyes: Preparing Yourself and Your Pet for the Rainbow Bridge,” Cara and Elaine discussed many related topics including how animal communication can help the pet parent.
Join us for an Animal Bridges interview by Dr. Cara Gubbins, on the Animal Wisdom Circle Expert Interview Series on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 pm PDT (2 pm CDT). Her show helps animal lovers and spiritual seekers connect with their truth so they can change the world.
My topic for the Animal Bridges interview is Sweet Goodbyes – Preparing Yourself and Your Pet for the Rainbow Bridge. I’ll be sharing tips for:
- Preparing yourself
- Making decisions
- And memorializing your pet.
Join us for what will be an uplifting and inspiring event. Be sure to register here and get all the details on joining the call.
Founder of the Animal Wisdom Circle, Dr. Cara Gubbins is an Animal Intuitive, award-winning Author, transformational Spiritual Coach and international Retreat Leader. With spiritual insights grounded in the natural world, Cara inspires a global community to live the lives they’re here to live, by connecting with animals, nature, and Spirit; saying “yes” to themselves and their dreams; and remembering that there is always time to play. She is the award-winning author of Divine Beings – The Spiritual Lives and Lessons of Animals.
Val of Plymouth, Minnesota posted this in the Animal Bridges Facebook page on December 20, 2014 about her pet’s death. Hogan, their 15 year old Schnauzer, crossed over Rainbow Bridge recently.
“In September I picked up a brochure at a conference that introduced me to Elaine [of Animal Bridges] and her services.
Just a few weeks later I was reaching out to her for help as we prepared to say goodbye to our 15 yr old Schnauzer, Hogan.
She provided me with resources that helped us memorialize our sweet boy. One of her recommendations was a photographer [Sarah Beth Photography] who does special end-of -life “Joy Sessions”. These precious photos taken just weeks before he left us will be lasting memories for the rest of our lives.
Elaine’s support and recommendations were invaluable. I am so happy to have found you just when we needed you most.”
You may have questions or concerns when your beloved companion is getting ready to cross over. Animal Communication can help ensure her needs are met, and you can say your final goodbyes.
Here’s another testimonial:
“Abby’s angel day could not have been more beautiful! We cherish the time we spent out in the garden and the Special Celebration of life you lead was very beautiful! Thank you for being with us and Abby and for staying at our home as she made her peaceful transition. It meant so much to us to have you with us. Your beautiful words, your love and support and your peacefulness were so appreciated and felt!” — The Nelson Family
The following testimonial was posted on SideWalkDog.com on November 24, 2014 by Becky Nelson of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
“I first contacted Elaine in 2012 when I discovered my cat Katie had cancer. Elaine assisted Katie through several Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA) sessions and with several animal communications. The communications and support from Elaine during this difficult time gave comfort to Katie, in addition to me and my family.
Faye Miller of Minneapolis, Minnesota called Animal Bridges about Lulu, her 14-year old Cavalier King Charles dog. Lulu was approaching the end of her life, and Faye wanted the best for her. Also the family had a wonderful vacation planned in less than a month and was at a loss of what to do.
Faye decided she needed to hear Lulu’s thoughts. Lulu told me in our animal communication the following.
Lulu: Did you know I’m 14 years old? Recently life has been a little rough with me being sick. I am not ready to leave and cross Rainbow Bridge. I still have time left in my life. I’m not ready to leave my wonderful family. I love my life and I love Faye. I have the best life ever. I want to stay as long as I can.
Later in the conversation, I asked her:
Recently Lynnea Forness of Minneapolis reminded me of the animal communication I had with Meshke, her almost 11-year old lab, the final days of his life in 2010. I asked him, “Who would you like to say goodbye to?”
Meshke said, “I want to say goodbye to Lynnea parents but I know it would be too difficult for them. They can’t travel to me and it would be too hard for me to see them. So I will say goodbye to them somehow. Maybe when they are sleeping I will visit them and make it easier.”