For Grieving Pet Parents

THE PET LOVER'S CODE

TEN INALIENABLE RIGHTS AFTER THE DEATH OF A SPECIAL COMPANION ANIMAL

1. You have the right to grieve the death of a pet.

2. You have the right to talk about your grief.

3. You hve the right to feel a variety of emotions.

4. You have the right to be tolerant of your physical and emotional limits.

5. You have the right to experience "griefbursts".

6. You have the right to make use of ritual.

7. You have the right to embrace your spirituality.

8. You have the right to search for meaning.

9. You have the right to treasure your memories.

10. You have the right to move toward your grief and heal.

(Developed by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.)