It is International Pet Memorial Day….we at Summit Veterinary Referral Center, are thinking of all of you who are grieving and memorializing your beloved animals who have gone before you. Our hearts are with you.
Who have you been remembering today? What memorials or rituals are you incorporating to honor your beloved friend?
I am honoring my animals today who have passed away….Lillie, Mia, Clover, Rudy, Fred, Barley, and Nassau – by lighting a candle for each of them and reading a special poem.
As you reflect on your special animal, are there specific memories you cherish most that bring you comfort and keep your animal’s presence in your heart? What was special and unique about him or her and your unique relationship? As you pay tribute and reflect on your life together, think about the lessons they have taught you (and continue to teach you) that have inspired personal growth or perhaps offered you a legacy of their life. As you move beyond today and honor this bond, I wish for you feelings of joy and gratitude for the many memories and hope and peace for the future.
In honor of you and your beloved animals ~
– E.E. Cummings
Peaceful Wishes ~
Rachel Wright, MSW, LSWAIC
Veterinary Social Worker
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist