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Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die

Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die - Jon Katz Having lost a dog around the same period as I received an advanced reader copy of this book, I was unsure of what to do. My black lab Ozzie had been a part of my life from a young age, and in a sense we grew up together. I’m 24 and Ozzie came into my family when I was 12, but I quickly took to him and he became like a furry brother for me. His death left a void in my life and I immediately picked up this book.Going Home was both poignant and helpful for me in accepting my dog’s death. It tells of celebrating a dog’s life and how blessed I am to have been able to experience his life and his gifts to my family and my own life. Katz’s own experiences with the death of his dog Orson resonated with me as I searched for hope and comfort in the days after Ozzie’s death. What I learned, though, is that Ozzie changed me as a person. This book is the type that will teach you about the power our relationships with our pets have on us as people.This book helped ease the grieving process involved with the death of a beloved family pet. Ozzie was more than just a pet, though. He really was part of my family. After reading Going Home, I learned to celebrate his life and be grateful for everything he did for me and my family. If you are in the process of grieving the loss of a pet, this is a book you cannot miss. It helps so much.