Facing the first festive season without a pet can be difficult.
Here are some tips if you’re missing your fur-baby this Christmas:
1.Give yourself permission to miss your pet. Recognise that the summer holidays often bring back memories of special times and it’s okay to feel sad.
2. Make a point of remembering them on the day. You may wish to light a candle for them, place an ornament on the tree to symbolise them or donate a gift to a rescue shelter in their name.
3. If it feels right, talk about your pet and invite your family members to do the same. There can be unexpected laughter and connection in the “Remember when he …..…..?!’
Story-telling is considered one of the oldest healing strategies.