Lost companions : reflections on the death of pets / Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
- Masson, J. Moussaieff (Jeffrey Moussaieff), 1941-
- New York : St. Martin's Press, 2020.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- xxi, 247 pages ; 22 cm
- Preface: My encounter with the Angel of Death -- Introduction: Grieving for an animal is what makes us human animals -- Are you and your dog one? -- Their only fault: dying before we are ready -- All things bright and beautiful must have an end: dying dogs -- Cats know more bout death than we suspect -- The time of death -- Grieving the wild friend -- Heartbreak: children and the death of pets -- Should we eat our friends? -- Dogs in the rest of the world -- Rage against the dying of the light: the psychology of grieving for an animal -- I will not get another dog or cat, or will I? -- Healing rituals that memorialize lost animals -- Conclusion: The never-ending grief of saying good-bye -- Postscript.
- "A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by the New York Times bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love. Over 84 million Americans-almost 3/4 of the US population-own a pet, and our society is still learning how to recognize and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and center. Lost Companions fills a specific, important demand, a massive need in the market for an accessible, meaningful book on pet loss. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends. Lost Companions is full of moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them"--
- 9781250202239 (hardcover)
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