If you have ever felt helpless when a friend spirals down into endless grieving, ~ If you have been at a loss for words, or a way to help a family member paralyzed from an inability to move forward, ~ If you have felt misunderstood, judged or ridiculed by the length and depth of your loss ... Of your beloved pet and companion, ~
~~~PLEASE get this wonderful book to read or to give as a gift, to help the one you care about to reframe this loss into something manageable and actionable.
As a volunteer for hospice going back over 25 years, the greatest tragedy I see is the fear, anxiety, overwhelm and paralysis that people go through when there is loss. This loss is frequently amplified with the power of a tsunami when it occurs around a beloved animal, who has been such an important part of their live, sometimes even the only one giving that sense of unconditional love and personal acceptance of flaws, weaknesses, and efforts not found from human support.
"Bill at the Rainbow Bridge" will help on all levels, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and even physically to empower the owner and all who surround them to effectively and positively honor the journey of those who have passed to the rainbow bridge (animal AND human alike) as well actively support the timing, needs, healing stuggles of those who have been left behind.
I intend to give this book as a gift to everyone I care about, who has ever felt helpless, when death enters the door. What I know to the bottom cell of my being, is that people will do for animals, what they will not do for themselves. The gift one learns from this book will also help those with their human losses as well!
As a student in a veterinary technology program, we must learn about pet loss and learn ways in which we can help the owners of pets who have passed deal with their grief. There aren't many books out there that we can give or recommend, especially to children who may not understand completely what's happening. This book is a wonderful depiction of how deeply the loss of a pet affects people and it is also a wonderful way to show how we can move on without forgetting them. It gives some helpful strategies in which to cope and it shows that it isn't weird to go to groups that speak about pet loss and it isn't odd to feel that your pet was a best friend. Our pets love us unconditionally and this books shows the strength of that bond. As an animal lover and someone who has lost a pet before, I would have loved to have read this book when I lost my first pet. It's a heartwarming story and gives pet owners hope that their pets are happy at a big green park in the sky and that one day, we might actually be reunited with them. Wonderful story, wonderful book...I highly recommend this to anyone and I will be sharing this book with my program teachers and students so that we can forward on this wonderful story to clients. Thank you for sharing this book!
This book is so warm and fuzzy ... thru the tears you smile at the reinforcement of what you already must know. Your beloved pet is healthy, happy and romping at the Rainbow Bridge. You know they are waiting for you and that you will be rejoined when it's your time.
It was especially touching to me as my beloved long haired German Shepherd, Rex, passed on 1-22-11.
Easy and quick to read which is important when dealing with something so emotional.
Excellent and will recommend to others who have lost a loving pet. Norma Farrell
"We will meet again at the Rainbow Bridge". This is what it says on the Urn of my beloved Max who shared his life with me. Dan Carrison fills in all the details of that possibility in this wonderful literary work of love. A must have for all of us that still hurt.
This is a perfect little book on pet loss. As the author describes his journey of emotions you will realize that you are walking with him. You will laugh and cry. I found great joy to know that I was not alone in grieving the great loss of my family pet. I recommend this book to anyone experiencing the loss of a beloved pet.
I've lost many beloved pets over the years; some expected to age or sickness, some unexpected to sudden illness but the death of Daisy was a tragic loss of my own fault. After finding a wonderful pet loss support website one of the people there recommended this book. I must admit when I first saw Bill's size and colorful cover I was thinking this must be a children's book. While it would be a wonderful thing for a parent to read to a young child it's a perfect read for anyone of any age that has experienced the loss of a pet under any circumstances. I laughed, I cried, I related to each character and felt the bond of each animal throughout the entire book. This heartwarming story of David and Bill, Herb and Buster, Elizabeth and Willow along with all the others let me know it's okay to feel sad and that there are others who feel the same. As I finished this wonderful book I actually found myself thinking of Daisy and smiling knowing I will see her (and all my other beloved pets)at the Rainbow Bridge.
I got this book a few days ago. I was a bit apprehensive about reading it since my birthday which I shared with my departed cat, Sydney was coming. My birthday is just not the same since he's been gone for 1.5 years.
So with a bit of trepidation, I started to read but I was quickly comforted and absorbed in the story. This book is different from other pet loss grief books I've read in that it is a story rather than a self-help type of book. I found it to be so very comforting and heartwarming. Every time I had to put it down, I couldn't wait to pick it up again.
I would highly recommend this book for someone who has lost a pet whether the person is an adult or a child. It's a very special book. It would make a great gift if you know someone who has lost a pet.