I’m Vicky Nonas, from By My Side Pet Loss Grief Counselling, and I’m no stranger to the deep loving bond us humans share with animals.
When I lost my first dog of 18 years, my world fell apart and I felt shattered to the core. The worst part about it was nobody seemed to understand that he wasn’t “just a dog”.
Now I see that all I went through led me into an enriching time of deep study into the grieving process, which has guided me here, today, as one of the few Pet Loss Bereavement Counsellors in Australia.
For many people, the death of a beloved pet is a deeply painful and isolating experience. Adding to the immense space a pet once occupied in our lives, can remain a heartache often left unexpressed. This is due largely to the misunderstanding and minimisation of this special type of loss.
Healing After Pet Loss is a lovingly curated book packed with information, stories, tips, the science and spirituality behind grief, PLUS shared collective experiences of pet loss.
My greatest hope is that you’ll feel supported – and you’ll know you definitely aren’t alone – after reading this special book.