Coping With The Loss of A Pet Rat

For many rat owners, losing one of their best furry friends is an emotional and painful experience. Often, friends and family may not understand the extent of your grief over the loss of your ‘mouse’.

What you don’t realize is that you have a deep connection with your friend on a soul level and they are close friends, just like human friends.

Please take note and understand that many pet owners are deeply saddened by the loss of their beloved animal companion.

Many people have different ways of dealing with grief, it’s important to allow yourself time and space to grieve in a way that only you can. Sometimes, it’s useful to pay tribute to a friend by making a live picture recording or sharing an obituary on a mouse forum.

Do whatever is right for you to deal with your loss. Give it time before you feel it again. It can take me about 2-3 months before I feel like I usually recover from the loss of my ratty friend. Having other ratties to take care of helps too. They may also feel the loss of a close friend, so they also need your comfort and presence to help them grieve.

What helped me was knowing that this little creature had such a wonderful life with me, that I might not have. And also, my own faith in an All-Compassionate Creator gives me a sense of the endlessness of life, but only a physical release from material form that cannot sustain itself.

Also, the death of the rat today also brings more rats into your life and enjoying the love and wonderful lifestyle it has to offer.

Many people are so sick that they say they don’t want another mouse. Hopefully, after some time, after feeling the sorrow, he will understand that if he lost a sick friend, he also had many hours of joy and fun with him. And the mouse with him!

In the movie ‘Ghost’ Swayze’s character says at the end ‘You take the love with you’. And I think that’s true. Love is invisible, but there is no doubt about it. Just remember that every time your rat returns love to the Creator and feeds back into the Universe. That’s an amazing thought isn’t it?

You are blessed to have known each of your wonderful furry friends and they are blessed to have known and shared their lives with you.

If you really struggle with the loss, please share how you feel with rat care on a forum like http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk who will understand and empathize with what you feel.

Or contact an online pet bereavement counselor.

The book I recommend for open minded people is ‘Animals and Their End’ by Kim Sheridan. This is an excellent book with many true accounts from pet owners who have experienced messages or contact with their lost pets. This book helped me a lot in dealing with my loss and the author has been caring for rats for many years which made it very useful for me.

I have also experienced ‘contact’ with mice in the other side of life, and it has made me realize without a doubt, that life goes on.

“There is no death, only the release of a form that temporarily manifests itself as a spirit as part of the play of creation. Essence / Spirit cannot die, it is all around in everything that exists or forms. It is the energy that revives our bodies and is the Source of creation, which is gives life to a form or being and only releases the form when the matter can no longer endure due to disease or old age. Existence is dimensional, but life or spirit is always there. Form will come and go but Spirit / Life is Always There, Here and Now, Eternal and Everlasting .” (Anabrese)

Healing Wishes and Love to You and Your Rats, Wherever You May Be!

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