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Practical Guidance and Compassionate Support for Pet Owners Before, During, and After the Death of a Beloved Companion Animal
Our pets are members of our families. The death or separation from a beloved animal friend—whether anticipated or unexpected—can unleash a roller coaster of emotions. In this compassionate guide based on 20 years' experience helping individuals and teaching veterinary professionals, Angela Garner offers practical support and guidance to help you prepare for your pet’s death ahead of time, do your best by your animal friend when the time comes, and work through your grieving process afterward. The author explores how best to prepare for the death of your beloved pet, including recognizing changes in your pet’s well-being, palliative care at home, taking care of your pet’s remains, ceremonies, and more. She discusses natural death and euthanasia and offers exercises and activities to help you work through difficult issues, such as what to discuss with the vet and how to stay focused on your pet’s welfare when euthanasia is anticipated. Sharing her own experiences and those of others, she explores practices to help you cope with fears and overwhelming emotions, retain a center of inner calm when making crucial decisions, and find the courage to say goodbye when it is time. Angela Garner also addresses the different emotional components of the bereavement process—fears beforehand and guilt and anger afterward—and includes a compassionate discussion about children and pet loss as well as how to support a grieving companion animal in the family. Offering step-by-step support throughout, this guide brings hope and reassurance that, while grief may feel insurmountable, you will come out the other side to once again reengage with life.
Author Bio: Angela Garner, animal bereavement specialist and former nurse, founded a national support service in the UK to help people through the grieving process, developing a wide range of pet bereavement support resources. Awarded a fellowship by the Society of Bereavement Practitioners for her work, she lives in Devon, UK.
When It’s Time to Say Goodbye
Preparing for the Transition of Your Beloved Pet
Foreword by Victoria M. Nicholls, BVetMed, Cert AVP (EM), MRCVS
ISBN: 9781644111215, February 2021 Also available as an ebook Paperback: $16.99, 160 pages, 6 x 9
Imprint: Findhorn Press
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws
STX Films, Anton, Thunder Road Pictures, G-Base and Riverstone Pictures present a PG-13, 119-minute, Action, Drama, Thriller, directed by Ric Roman Waugh and written by Chris Sparling with a theater release date of December 18, 2020.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 paws out of 4
Amazon Studios, Blumhouse Productions and Black Bar Mitzvah present a 1 hour 40-minute, Horror, Mystery, Sci-fi, directed by Emmanuel Osei-Koffour, written by Wade Allain-Marcus and Stephen Herman with a release date of October 6, 2020.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 4 out of 4 paws
I Still Believe
Lionsgate and Kevin Downes Productions present a PG, 115 minute, Romance, Music, Drama film, based on a true story and directed and written by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin with a theater release date of March 13, 2020.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
The Song of Names
Sony Pictures Classics, Serendipity Point Films, Lyla Films, Feel Films, Film House Germany and Proton Cinema present a PG-13, 113 minute, Drama, directed by Francois Girard, screenplay by Jeffrey Caine and based on the novel by Norman Lebrecht with a theater release date of December 25, 2019.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2.5 out of 4 paws
A24, Big Beach Films, Depth of Field and Kindred Spirit present a PG, 100 minute, Comedy, Drama, directed and written by Lulu Wang with a theater release date of July 12, 2019.
Movie review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 paws
The Tomorrow Man
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Fierce Grey Mouse
ABOUT THE BOOK
The enchanting story of a Little Grey Mouse who desperately wants to be fearsome and strong. He does his exercises, eats his porridge, drinks all of his milk – and, soon enough, Little Grey Mouse grows to be fierce.
But, roaring and pouncing from his perch high up in a tree, Fierce Grey Mouse accidentally scares away all of his friends .
Fierce Grey Mouse soon realises the importance of friendship and being true to yourself: the message of the story.
Beautifully written and illustrated by the highly-regarded children’s illustrator Chantal Bourgonje, this book is a delight that young children and their families can share and enjoy.
Fierce Grey Mouse by Chantal Bourgonje
£6.99(UK), $9.99(US), 12.99(CAN)
In the US the book will be available in the beginning of May through Quarto Knows - https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781787113121/The-Fierce-Grey-Mouse.html
- A simple tale for young children about friendship and staying true to yourself
- Previously awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit, and received 5 star reviews (Interactive app version)
- The delightfully illustrated animal characters tell the story to boys and girls of all nationalities
- The story will appeal to children everywhere
- Friends love you as you are, you don't need to make yourself different
- You don't need to be 'fierce' to be happy!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chantal is a Dutch illustrator and writer of picture books, working from the Wiltshire countryside, where she lives with her partner and two whippets. Chantal’s inspiration comes from nature, her pets, the countryside, and all creatures living in it.
In 2011 she graduated with a 1:1 Honours degree in Illustration. Her graduation project was highly commended in the MacMillan Prize. In 2013 she was highly commended in the AOI Awards.
Since graduating Chantal has written and illustrated children's picture book apps, one of which was awarded a Kirkus Star for books of remarkable merit.
She has illustrated two Hubble & Hattie books about Worzel Wooface, and is also working on her own children’s books, including this one, and “The Lucky, Lucky Leaf” – a Horace and Nim story.
Place of birth: Emmeloord, the Netherlands • Hometown: Little Cheverell • Nearest city: Devizes
Visit Chantal’s author page at
HK5312 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £6.99 • 32 pages • pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-12-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01312-7
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Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws
Paramount Pictures presents a PG-13, Comedy directed by Sean Anders and written by Anders and John Morris with a theatre release date of November 16, 2018.
Review written by Jon Patch with 4 out 4 paws
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