Holidays such as Memorial Day lend themselves to thinking about the many expressions grief takes in our lives. For some, the holiday weekend has no personal connections beyond an opportunity for an extra vacation day and barbecue. For others, Memorial […]
When Animals Mourn: Seeing That Grief Is Not Uniquely Human
WHEN ANIMALS MOURN : The breadth and depth of animal grief. "Writing this book often moved me profoundly; through reading the science literature, conducting interviews with experienced animal caretakers, I came to understand at a new, visceral level just how extensively animals feel their lives. Elephants grieve. Great apes and cetaceans (such as dolphins) grieve. So do horses and rabbits, cats and dogs, even some birds."
Only those who have never had to put a loved on in a hole in the ground would believe this. Our story was written for us...BUT...one day we WILL be strong enough to write the post script to that story. Read More...