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Soar, My Butterfly: The Animal Dying Experience

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Author: Gail Pope, BrightHaven President & Founder

Gail created this booklet to provide both knowledge and comfort to those who are accompanying a beloved animal companion on the journey to transition. It is written as a simple guide to the specific signs and symptoms you may encounter during each stage of the actual dying process, which may begin several months before death finally occurs.

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Amazon Review: An Invaluable and Groundbreaking Book!

“Groundbreaking and certainly timely!! Hospice is the way to go with most animals’ passings. As they manage other aspects of their lives, they manage their transition to spirit with grace, and in most cases, exquisite ease. this invaluable book guides the reader through the nuts and bolts of the process as well as the spiritual aspects of the death experience.

I was fortunate in that I recommended Soar My butterfly to a friend recently, and it enabled her cat to have a loving, peaceful passing surrounded by loved ones, animal and human. She has bought copies to give to her friends!”

—Cynthia B.


The BrightHaven Guide to Animal Hospice

Author: Gail Pope, BrightHaven President & Founder

Learn to care for your animal companions in their golden years and through the end of life the BrightHaven way!

Also available in italiano on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2f8cTcl

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Amazon Review: A must read for caring pet owners

“Animal hospice is a relatively new and emerging trend, and who better to write the guide than a woman who not only “talks the talk,” but “walks the walk,” having dedicated the past 25+ years of her life to caring for a variety of animals through their last days. Gail Pope’s guide to animal hospice is indispensible for pet-owners who are looking for viable, compassionate alternatives to the conventional veterinary practice of recommending euthanasia when a pet gets “too sick” or “too old.” Sometimes euthanasia IS the most loving thing you can do for your pet, but thankfully there are now more options, and Gail shares how to navigate them based on her extensive experience in this area. A must-read for animal lovers!”

–G. Roberts


Walking With My Dog Through (End of) Life 

Author: Carol Hulse, BrightHaven Education Program Specialist 

Pet loss, anticipated or otherwise, is often an extremely challenging time for any animal lover. This intimate look at a profound life experience shares how the last few months of a cherished animal’s life can also be a time of many gifts including deepened love and connection, and transformational life lessons.

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Amazon Review: Well written and reassuring

“This book was very well written and reassuring to me. The author expresses all the feelings, worries and hopes one feels as a beloved pet goes thru the dying process. She emphasizes how being present with our love for our animals is the greatest gift we can give them. She also notes how very difficult and nerve-wracking it can be. The author had a wonderfully supportive group of people to help her as she helped her dog Silver, and she lists several available resources for guidance.”

—Linda M.