Book Review – Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz

Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Kats

Many pet owners have a hard time letting their furry best friend go when it’s their time.  When you have a pet that you play with and talk to every day when you get from work pass away, it’s hard to fill that empty space.  Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz is an amazing book that can help you move on from the loss of a pet.  In this book, there is a story of a man named Harry who was a soldier that lived in Iraq.  When Harry returned from Iraq, he was not the same.  His wife noticed that Duke, their dog, made Harry the happiest.  He loved Duke with all of his heart and his wife believe that without Duke, Harry would have never gotten through his troubled times from Iraq.  Jon Katz was able to make this written story come to life in my head and helped me cope with the death of my dog which happened three years ago.  Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz is actually the only way I was able to overcome my sadness from the passing away of Chewy.  It is never easy when pets die.  Sometimes you start to think that you can’t live a happy, energy-filled life without them.

sick dog

The book Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz helps you realize what you should do when you know your animal is sick.  One of the excerpts from the book is about the soldier Harry that is mentioned above.  He thought of the perfect way to deal with his sadness when he found out his dog Duke had a heart was failing.  He created the “prefect day” for his dog.  In this book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz, Harry describes the “perfect day” in very great detail.  He basically gives Duke all of his favorite human food that he was not able to have before.  Duke didn’t understand, but was as happy as child on Christmas.  Then they went walking and also played with Duke’s favorite toys.  This day was created so Harry could have one last day filled with wonderful memories of him and Duke.  When Duke died, it was still hard for Harry, but not as hard as he thought.  Jon Katz wrote this book to help heal the heart of those who don’t know how to deal with their animals death.  The book lets you in on ways of thinking that you might be blind to because of your sadness.  In order to understand your animals death, you have to understand them and what they are going through.  Listen and watch this video for Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz.

When your pet is sick, that is all you think about.  You dwell on the sadness that hasn’t even begun yet since they are still alive.  Instead of feeling sad, you need to make the best out of the little time that you have left with them.  In Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die, Jon Katz makes it a point that your pet really is going home.  Just ike humans, there is a place for pets too after they pass away.  Dealing with an animals death is very hard because they are one of your best friends.  This book is an amazing read (even if you’re not dealing with the loss of a pet) and should be read more than once.  Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die by Jon Katz will help you feel support in the time of need when you are mourning the loss of your pet.

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