“Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives.”
– John Galsworthy
- Losing a pet can hurt as much (and in some cases, more) as losing a human loved one.
- Even if you’re not a pet lover (and maybe especially if you’re not one), use these talking points to give comfort.
- The passing of a pet is like losing a member of the family.
- May memories of happy times console you during this time.
- May the happy memories of your pet ease the pain of his/her loss.
- A pet is always an important part of the family and your loss was felt deeply by all.
- I know how much <name of pet> meant to you. He/she was such a wonderful <type of animal>. He/She was so incredibly loved and well cared for. He/she was lucky to have you.
- I know there’s nothing anyone can say or do to lessen the hurt in your heart right now. The love and connection we have our <dogs/cats> is such a unique bond that I think you have to experience it to understand it.
- <Name> will be in your heart forever and he/she knows you love him/her.
- Let me know if you need anything.
Coping with Losing a Pet - HelpGuide.org
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30+ Pet Loss Quotes and Words of Comfort | Shutterfly
There's few things, if anything, more painful than the passing of a pet. Our furry, feathered, or scaled best friends are there with us through tough and happy times. They're there to comfort us, to love us, and even to protect us. And still, they never ask for anything in return.