Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die

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Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die

Format:  Hardcover,

289 pages

Edition: Large Print

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

Publish Date: Dec 2011

ISBN-13: 9781410442840

ISBN-10: 1410442845

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Publisher: Thorndike Pr
Publish Date: Dec 2011
ISBN-13: 9781410442840
ISBN-10: 1410442845
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 289
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.05
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781410442840

About the author

Biography of Graham, Heather

Writer Heather Graham grew up in Dade County, Florida. She attended the University of South Florida at Tampa, majoring in theatre arts, which allowed her to tour part of Asia, Africa and Europe as part of her studies. After college, she performed in dinner theatres, modeled, and worked as a waitress and a bartender. After she had her third child, she decided to write full time. Graham's first book was When Next We Love, but One Rode West was her first book to reach the New York Times bestseller list. She has received several awards, which include over twenty trade awards from Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur, bestseller awards from B. Dalton's, Walden Books, and Book Rak, and several Review's Choice and People's Choice awards.

Biography of Katz, Jon

Jonathan Katz initially worked as a reporter and editor for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, and later as executive producer of the CBS Morning News. Jon Katz is now a media critic, a journalist, and the author of several books covering a vast repertoire of topics. Katz has written several novels as well as non-fiction works which cover topics ranging from geek culture to his relationship with dogs. His titles include The Story of Rose, Dancing Dogs, A Good Dog, and Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm.

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 7
Animal Dreams: ORSONp. 27
The Good Lifep. 33
Speaking for Your Petp. 43
The Perfect Dayp. 55
Making a Decision You Can Live Withp. 67
Responsibility and Judgmentp. 83
Animal Dreams: ELVISp. 95
Before: Brace Yourselfp. 99
After: Welcome Griefp. 107
Grieving Around Othersp. 119
Helping Yourself, Helping Othersp. 135
Grieving and Healing Through Storiesp. 143
Animal Dreams: STANLEYp. 155
Guiltp. 159
Saying Goodbyep. 169
Perspectivep. 189
Helping Childrenp. 221
Getting Another Petp. 247
Letter from a Dogp. 257
Afterwordp. 267

Book description

Jon Katz has written meaningfully about the cherished bond between humans and animals-especially our intense connection to our pets. Now Katz addresses the difficult topic of saying goodbye to a devoted companion, and offers comfort, wisdom, and a way forward from sorrow to acceptance. Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides guidance and support for those in mourning. By allowing ourselves to grieve honestly and openly, he posits, we can in time celebrate the dogs, cats, and other creatures that have so enriched us. Book jacket.

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