On the Loss of a Pet

On the Loss of a Pet

Today I awoke to the news of the loss of a very good dog friend on Instagram. I have been crying pretty much nonstop since.  I knew she had been sick, but there is always that hope that all will work out.  Of course, at an advanced age, this is not often the reality.

Why are our pets with us for such a very short period of time in the grand scheme of things?  Why do animals have such vastly different life spans?  Large dogs don’t live as long as small dogs, but elephant life spans are around 56 years!  And bowhead whales can live up to 200 years.  So it’s not always a large vs small thing.

It seems so cruel, to fall so deeply and unconditionally in love with a pet, only to have it taken away in such a relatively short amount of time.  Surely there must be a purpose to this.

Are animals here to teach what true unconditional love is all about?  Or here to at least allow us to experience it?  Are animals also here so we may have more experiences with the passing of loved ones?  So, we may learn to better deal with death?  Fiona is my first dog, but I had many cats growing up, and experienced their deaths acutely.  I was also close with family and friends’ pets that passed and had a hard time as well.  In my experience, it does not get any easier.

I take solace in words of Kryon and the numerous movies that have come out recently regarding this very subject… Animals do come back, animals do reincarnate and will try to find us.

“For those Humans who have lost animals (since they don’t last very long), here’s some advice: When you lose a beloved friend, an animal who has unconditionally given their existence to help you all its life, naturally you’re sad and mournful. Here’s the good news: They reincarnate! Not only that, they do it in the areas where they passed over for the very purpose of letting you find them again!” (Carroll/Kryon, 2004)

The beautiful energy of Kryon offers these tips for finding your newly reincarnated pet.  If this resonates with you, then great, if not, no worries.

The rules of finding the same “soul” energy again:

– Don’t wait any longer than 90 days.
– Don’t make up your mind that the animal will be of the same breed or size. In fact, don’t even pre-decide that they’ll be the same kind of animal! It’s common for cats and dogs to swap, just to keep the balance correct.
– Look into their eyes… nothing else. They’ll show themselves to you.
– Name them anything you wish. They’re not attached to anything but your energy.
– If you don’t find them again, there’s no negative thing attached to this. It’s only an opportunity. They’ll go on to love humanity just as much, and help others as they helped you.” (Carroll/Kryon, 2004)

May these words offer a bit of solace to you if you are experiencing the horrible loss of a beloved pet.

If you are not yet at that stage of your pet’s life, then celebrate all the time you have with them!  For now, I am going to go spend some quality time with my dog, and I suggest you do the same!

 

I am a crazy dog mama.

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