“Who Else Wants To Move Forward
Through The Grief of Pet Loss... Rather Than Sitting And Crying Helplessly?”
Using Robin Jean Brown’s Dependable ROAR Method.
If you loved your pet, this special guide is necessary...to get the help you need right now. Instantly. Even if it's 3 in the morning.
“Robin, when I lost my dog after 11 wonderful years, I was devastated. I felt all alone without my beloved companion. When I tried talking to people, they would laugh and tell me it’s just a dog.
After reading your guide and doing the exercises, I’m feeling tremendously better than before. I’m still grieving, but I’m thankful that now I have a helpful resource to comfort me.”
From the Desk of: John Bash, President of Spring Water Publishing Written:
All pet lovers have to face the death of their pets, sooner or later.
Other people don’t understand what it’s like. They may think that “it’s just a dog,” “only a cat,” or “just a rabbit.” But you and I know that the pain of loss that we feel is very deep and very real.
You see, it’s not only the loss through the death of your animal...but also the losses of companionship, comfort, security and love...that cause your pain.
Robin Jean Brown faced that journey when her beloved companion animal died in April 2005 after a long, painful ordeal with brain cancer.
An Easy To Follow Guide
That Will Show You
Exactly What To Do To Cope
Robin’s ebook will take you by the hand and lead you through all five stages of grief. How to ROAR: Pet Loss Grief Recovery is not something that's passive, where you just read about other people.
Instead you’ll find exercises and self-help activities that will help you work through your pain. Every chapter has Journaling Questions that will validate the sorrow that you’re feeling, as Robin leads you to create your own unique story of you and your beloved pet.
Robin is a kind, understanding person, because she’s been through the sadness herself of losing a pet who she considered to be her closest friend in the world.
Many people don’t understand this truth: “Grief is like a raging river. In order to get to the other side, you must swim through it. And if you avoid swimming through, you’ll never get to other side.”
Many People Harm Themselves
By Suppressing Their Grief.
Due To These 14 Myths...
Myth#1: People who experience intense grief over a pet who died (or will die) are weird.
Truth: You are normal and healthy when you feel this way. People who have strong feelings about the loss are capable of intimate attachments and deep emotional bonding. This is something to be proud of, not something to put down.
Myth#2: The loss of pet is insignificant when compared to the loss of
human life. To grieve for the loss of a pet devalues the importance
of human relationships.
Truth: The loss of a beloved animal companion can be as emotionally significant as the loss of a close human relative. You can love and care about both animals and humans.
Myth#3: It’s best to replace the lost pet as quickly as possible to ease the pain of loss.
Truth: An animal companion can never be “replaced.” Every pet is different, with a unique personality. Naturally, the bonding toward each the pet is different. So, before getting another pet, people need to be emotionally ready.
Myth#4: You should mourn alone. Be strong and independent when it comes to this. Don’t burden others with your problems.
Truth: Mourners can greatly benefit by the empathy, caring, and understanding of supportive others. (And by the way, others do want to help you.) However, it’s necessary to be selective about where you turn to for help because some people do not take pet loss seriously.
Myth#5: You should “just get over it.”
Truth: When people say this to you, it’s based on the faulty assumption that you get closure to your mourning when you have only pleasant memories of your pet. But not everyone can achieve quick resolution on their own to such a profound loss. You see, one cannot fully appreciate pleasant memories unless one has unpleasant memories to contrast them with.
Myth#6: You’re selfish if you euthanize your pet.
Truth: Euthanasia can a compassionate and humane way to end the intense suffering or declining quality of life of a companion animal. It would be selfish to prolong the suffering of an animal in pain.
Myth#7: The best way to cope is to suppress and bury your grief. Keep busy so as to not dwell on your troubles.
Truth: Grief will not just go away. Sure, it may go away unresolved...only to come back haunting you. By following the exercises and applying the ROAR methods to go beyond the five stages of grief...you’ll be able to accept your reality...and move toward recovery from the pain.
Myth#8: When people talk with sadness about missing their furbaby, it’s best to redirect their attention to pleasant memories they have about the pet.
Truth: People who talk about their unpleasant feelings want receptive ears. Redirecting their attention reflects the discomfort of the listener rather than the needs of the mourner.
Myth#9: Time heals all wounds. Just give it enough time and you’ll no longer feel so bad.
Truth: Time by itself does not heal the pain. It’s what you do with your time that matters.
Myth#10: The best way to protect yourself from the pain of pet loss is to not get another pet ever again.
Truth: This isn’t the solution. Though there’s a price for loving
the pet deeply, the courageous act of getting another pet brings
positive hope to the mourner. (Don’t do this too soon though. On page 127, Robin reveals when the time is right to get a new pet.)
Myth#11: Children handle pet death rather easily. The experience will not be carried over into adult life.
Truth: Children feel as strongly over the loss of a pet as adults do. You should not overlook this.
Myth#12: It is best to protect children from the upsetting truth of what has happened to their pet.
Truth: Without showing the truth to children, it will cause more
pain to them. And they may unfairly blame themselves for their pet
Myth#13: Pets don’t mourn for other pets.
Truth: Some animals do develop strong bonds with other pets in the household. They will show some symptoms of mourning as people do.
Myth#14: There is no need for someone to work through their emotions step by step in order to deal with this.
Truth: Grieving is a long, complex process. Robin’s guide will take you through the stages of grief -- what to expect, what not to expect, and...most importantly...for each stage it will answer the question “Why do I feel this way?”
If you’re still holding onto any of the 14 myths of grief...Robin Jean Brown’s comforting guide is absolutely for you.
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You’ll find glimmers of hope when you learn:
The “when’s” and “how’s” of your relationship with your pet. You’ll feel comforted when you use this worksheet Robin gives you. (Page 23)
How deep is your love for your pet? The answer may surprise you...and warm your heart. (Page 33)
Who your pet really was. When you finish this exercise, you’ll know all about your pet’s personality, breed, health, and what made them a good pet. You’ll even know what some good rescue organizations are. (Page 41)
Do you sometimes forget your pet is gone -- only to suddenly remember that they are, and then you break down crying? This is totally normal and is part of the denial stage of grief. You’ll get an action plan to work through this. (Page 49)
Are you racked with guilt because you feel like there was something you could have done to make your pet live longer and happier? Robin reveals why guilt is harming you unnecessarily – which is not what your pet would have wanted. She works with you to find out the underlying irrational belief that’s causing your guilt. (Page 93) Then Robin reveals the exact steps to erase your guilt. (Page 98)
How to have your pet die with dignity, in comfortable conditions with the people they love...through hospice care. Hospice is a familiar program for humans who want a sense of calm and safety during their final moments. Now animal hospice care is more widely available, and you’ll learn the exact steps to take if you want to pursue this humane option. (Page 109)
After you’ve worked through the stages of grief, there’s a little known but highly-needed way to help animals that is actually the best way to reintroduce yourself to the possibility of a new pet. (Page 124)
Robin Jean Brown understands firsthand the deep bond that can develop between person and animal. She’s not some cold psychologist, but rather a pet owner herself who dealt with her own painful journey through the grieving process.
She found that there wasn’t a lot of help for her. Other books are either too cold and clinical...or they’re too sad, and just make you cry harder. And none of them had workbook-style questions to guide her through her journey.
So Robin wrote the guide herself – to deal with your grief, effectively and step by step. She is personal, empathetic, and comforting – yet at the same time she’ll help you move through your grief.
Her special ebook will introduce you to a revolutionary way of coping with pet loss. Robin developed and delicately refined a 4 Step Technique for coping with pet loss that she coined “ROAR.”
Here’s a brief introduction to this technique by Robin Jean Brown herself...
“It’s easy to remain passive during the grief process and to see yourself as nothing more than a helpless victim. For this reason, it’s important to use your acceptance of the situation as a jumping off point for a renewed commitment to your life. Going beyond the five stages of grief helps you to ROAR into a new existence.”
Here’s what Robin Jean Brown promises you – soon after learning the “ROAR” method to grieve the death of your pet...
“Embracing life again
is such an exciting possibility and you are
at the point to do just that. You have
acknowledged and dealt with the pain of
death. You have explored the grief process
and know how to move on. You respect the
lives of those no longer with us and
appreciate that you need to live joyfully
too. Guilt, denial and anger are banished
from your outlook, and you are
emotionally healthy once again.”
So, If You Have Lost Your Pet –
Do You Want To Embrace Your Life,
And Be Emotionally Healthy Again?
Keep reading...Don’t forget to find out the sad experience of the
author. Maybe it’s similar to what happened to you.
In Robin’s guide – How to ROAR: Pet Loss Grief Recovery, you’ll discover nuggets of wisdom that will help you to...
“Respect your loss and grief”
“Own your reality”
“Reclaim your life”
unconditional love and affection our pets
provide, there are medicalbenefits
associated with pet ownership...”
“Pets teach us about responsibility and
love, and help us to interact with others.”
“Children especially benefit from pets because they learn how to
care for another being.”
“As children, many of us were responsible for the feeding and care of a pet, and this experience helped us become responsible and caring adults. ”
“One of the best lessons that can be taught by a pet is that of
“The presence of animals can reduce stress
levels and help people to love and show interest in another life no
matter what their circumstances are.”
Some people may have intimate bond when they... “live with a companion service animal or see their pet as a life partner or a child.”
If you treat your lost pet as family member... “You may hold a
more formal service, choose a burial over a cremation and elect to do
something in memory of your pet whether you buy a memorial item or
participate in a fundraising activity that relates to animals.”
This is a “traditional
care” human-animal relationship... “For example, if you typically
get up in the morning and walk the dog, you might want to consider
another activity such as exercise, yoga, or reading the newspaper.”
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, author of the groudbreaking
book, On Death and Dying, defined a five-stage grief process – “Denial...
Anger... Bargaining... Sadness... Acceptance...”
Robin Jean Brown will work with you to help you get through these stages step-by-step, using the most effective methods possible. Her coveted guide also reveals:
How you know when the time is right to put your pet to sleep. Get this right...and your furbaby will pass on humanely. Learn how to prepare, what happens during euthanasia, and how to cope emotionally (and how to help your pet cope). (Page 111)
Why you feel so much hurt and pain. Why you can be assured that it’s not crazy or unusual for you to be feeling this way. (Page 54)
What to do if a child’s pet dies. Make a mistake, and your child’s grief can become worse. Handle this correctly, and it will ease your child’s experience and help them cope and fully recover. (Page 102)
How to get the help you need from other people. Have you noticed that most people are dismissive of you and don’t seem to understand the pain you’re going through? Does it seem like they’re often more polite than they are truly empathetic? You’ll learn the secrets to knowing what to ask for. (Page 85)
Does it seem like you’re all alone in the world? It doesn’t have to be that way. Robin explains how and why your friends and family really want to help you, and gives you an action plan to ask them, the right way, and make the people around you into your own support group (Page 82).
The secret to handling pre-loss grief. This is the time period when you know your animal baby’s death is inevitable, but there’s nothing you can do about it. Robin explains the secret to coping with this, so that you and your pet can have the best time together that you possibly can. (Page 74)
What happens when a pet dies? Robin explains all the options -- including cremation, pet cemetery burial, at-home burial, pet preservation, veterinary disposal...and even a collection of alternative memorials. (Page 127) That way you’ll have peace of mind that you know exactly what to do when faced with this unpleasant...yet necessary...task.
Plus...Robin goes the extra mile
with warmth and understanding to show you
how to help your loved ones to grieve.
As you work through the pain of pet loss, you may have read many other books. Have they worked? No, maybe not.
Why? Because you have to do something to work through your grief. You must take action and break through what’s holding you back.
You can’t just read...and wish...your way out of the rut you’re stuck in. There’s nothing wrong with you – that other stuff just doesn’t show you how it works for you.
That’s why Robin gives you full-detailed journaling questions throughout her guide, to lead you through the grieving process.
Even if the death of your pet, though inevitable, hasn’t happened to you yet – this is a worthy investment in peace of mind. Wouldn’t it be better to get prepared and learn how to enjoy each moment you get? I know you’re wise to do so.
If You Think That The Grief
Of Pet Loss Can Be Ignored,
Listen To What Leading Psychologists
And Experts Have To Say...
“Grief can lead to depression... You don’t shave, you don’t
shower... You don’t care.”
“It’s difficult for the public to realize how powerful the mind is, and
how much pain the mind can give you. When you’re depressed, it’s as though
this committee has taken over your mind, leaving you one depressing thought
after the other. You don’t shave, you don’t shower, you don’t brush your
teeth. You don’t care.”
– Rod Steiger,
On the Edge of Darkness
“Contact a mental health professional immediately”... or at
Robin Jean Brown’s guide.
“Grief is a normal response to a normal occurrence, yet each person goes
through it differently. If you feel as though you cannot recover, or it you
have thoughts of self-harm, contact a mental health professional
– Dr. Matt Zimmerman,
Licensed psychologist practicing in Pembroke Pines, FL.
“Depression (due to grief) could surely be described as
“Depression could surely be described as quicksand. It is a natural
reaction, and justified by the nature of your loss. But if you feel the
symptoms of depression taking hold of you to the extent that they interfere
with your day-to-day life, you need to make every possible effort to break
out of it before it becomes a trap.”
– Moira Anderson Allen, M.Ed. Coping with Sorrow on the Loss of Your Pet
Humans are most often at a loss as to how to...
“The bond between pet and human is often a very deep and loving one. When
a pet dies or is lost for what ever reason, humans are most often at a loss
as to how to deal with the emotions and pain that accompany this situation.”
The Pet Counselor
Plus, in the pages Robin Jean Brown’s guide, you’ll discover how to...
Work through your thoughts and emotions through the five stages of grief. (Page 55)
Define the relationship that you had with your pet. You’ll feel closer to your pet’s memory after you complete this exercise. (Page 37)
Learn to focus on your life and future. This will help you to get through this difficult time. (Page 10)
“Who Is a Pet Person?” – Discover the true animal lover in you. (Page 20)
“Working past the irrational belief and finding the reality of the situation will help you banish guilt from your present.” (Page 93)
“Work through your guilty thoughts and reframe your perspective.” (Page 98)
Are you helping someone else grieve? Here’s the one thing you should never say to the person. Unfortunately, saying it is the number one error people make. (Are you making this mistake?) (Page 80)
About the Author: A Real Life Story...
“Like a lot of people, I’ve had pets my whole life. In elementary school, I had gerbils, a cat and a bulldog. In middle school, I had a pet frog, a guinea pig and two dogs that I got from the animal shelter.
And also like a lot of people, I’ve had to deal with the tragedy of pets dying my whole life. Until recently, probably the hardest loss I’ve experienced was when I was little and our bulldog ran away.
When our family dog Clyde ran away, I was very sad and I felt an emptiness in my 9-year old life. My parents later told me that Clyde had actually been run over by a car. I survived, and as the years went on, we got more pets and everything was fine.
Flash forward to today. My beautiful, noble, intelligent Border collie mix, Andy, was my life. It was hard moving to new places because of my job, and leaving my friends and family behind. But even though it was hard I always had Andy by my side. For a while he was my best friend and the only “person” I could talk to every day. He was always with me and totally loyal no matter what.
In the fall of 2004 Andy started feeling really sick and run down. The top of his head looked and felt strangely sunken in. I took him to the vet and in January 2005 Andy was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. The news was shocking, but I was determined to give Andy the greatest life any dog could ever have during all of his remaining days.
His decline was steady. His vision was decreasing with each passing day, and by February he was blind. Then he started going to the bathroom in the house, which was so unlike him because he was always the best-behaved boy, and he would never think to do something like that.
When Andy died in April 2005, it was different than the other times I had experienced the loss of a pet. People told me that my loss would get better with time, but it didn’t.
Day after day the feelings continued. I was deeply, overwhelmingly distraught – so much so that I would just sit on my couch and not move all day. My whole body ached, like I had the flu. I wouldn’t eat. I didn’t want to live anymore without my baby boy. (And that was SCARY because I’ve never lost the will to live before.)
I had reached bottom emotionally, and I felt so completely worn out.
I didn’t know what to do. No one understood what I was feeling. I tried to ask for advice, and none of it worked. People would tell me to “get over it.” But that was easier said than done.
I looked around for books on the subject of pet loss and grieving and found they weren’t readily available. So I kept investigating. Once I had done some research, I realized that this would be the perfect opportunity for me to write a book (which I’d always wanted to do). It used to be that I wanted to write the great American novel, but now, since I couldn’t stop grieving over the death of my baby boy, what better subject to write about than the grieving process? And what better tribute to my beloved pet? I was motivated and inspired.
The writing process helped me more than I ever imagined it could. It is because of my own experience that I believe this book to be an important resource. You see, this is not just a book that you read passively. It offers a step-by-step approach for you to work – not to “get over it” (since we can never “get over it”) but to at least understand your grief, move towards the acceptance stage, and eventually become happy again (which is what our deceased pets would want).
I truly believed that researching and writing this book would be good therapy for me, and it was! I immersed myself in this project. I exhausted all research possibilities, devoured every book I could find on the subject of dealing with grief, and talked to everyone I knew whod faced the grief of pet loss. When I was finished writing, I was able to think happy thoughts again. I could remember Andy and smile rather than cry.
I hope that my book and the questions I ask you to think about will help you as much as they have helped me.”
Robin Jean Brown
“...helped me work through the death of my dog”
“At first I was
skeptical that a book could have helped me work through the death of my dog.
But once I started reading it seriously, and using the workbook pages, I
learned a lot about myself.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has lost a pet and doesn’t
know what to do next.”
“...this book would benefit
anyone dealing with the loss of an animal, regardless of species.”
“Having experienced the loss of a pet very important to me, I
found many helpful ideas in Robin Jean Brown’s Pet Loss Guide. As grief
over the loss of a pet is not necessarily validated by the society in
which we live, it is refreshing to read a book that deals respectfully
with such grief. The text is easy to understand, and the workbook
exercises provide ample opportunity for the self-expression necessary to
the healing process. I think this book would benefit anyone dealing with
the loss of an animal, regardless of species.”
Deana Shuman, Athens, GA
If You’re Still Not Sure...
Here Are 40 Warning Signs That Show You May
Be Deeply Influenced By Grief...
Inability to Sleep
Feeling Like You Have to Be In Motion
Real-Seeming Dreams of Your Pet
Shortness of Breath
Tightness in Throat, Chest
Inability to Make Decisions
Desire to Make Others Comfortable
Lack of Energy
Lack of Appetite
Inability to Function Day to Day
Searching for Something
Lack of Interest
Lack of Initiative
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, chances are
you’re feeling overwhelmed by grief.
Why You Never Want
To Overlook Your Grief...
Mac Hafen is a mental health therapist in the Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine.
Hafen tells people that losing a pet can be just as traumatic as
losing a family member. And it is natural for them to go through a
similar grieving process.
“The strongest bond some people have is with their pet, and when that
bond is broken there can be a profound sense of loss,” says Hafen.
According to his research, 86 percent of pet owners feel some sort
of grief after the death of a pet, with 35 percent still having some
symptoms after six months, and 22 percent still struggling a year
after the loss.
Hafen has identified some key characteristics of people who are prone to
an intense grief response. Often these people are highly
attached to their pet; have little social support in the home; are
coping with other losses; feel their pet has gotten them through a
difficult time; or that they have rescued the pet from death previously.
(Source: Newswise 14-Aug-2005)
How to ROAR: Pet Loss Grief Recovery is unique in that it both empathizes with what you’re going through and helps you to work through the pain.
You need not struggle for up to a year or more, depressed and desperately searching for comfort to cope with your heartbreak. Robin’s compassionate hand will pull you through.
Praise for How to Roar: Pet Loss Grief Recovery
“...it will help so many people
during this time.”
wanted to say you did a great job on this book.... You have done a
wonderful job and I think it will help so many people during this time.”
“I had the opportunity to read
this book a week before we had to help
our Bear pass on. It brought me so much comfort and hope that words
will never adequately express my gratitude. Truly a treasure and one
I will recommend to friends and family who are also experiencing the
grief of losing a beloved furbaby.
Thank you so much, Robin.”
“It will help you”
“I’m thankful that Robin wrote this. Please read How to ROAR if you’re hurting from your pet’s death. It will help you through the pain.
“I never knew how to truly
overcome the grief, until I’ve read your book.”
“I’ve owned many pets from the age of 5. They’ve left me one
by one. And I never know how to truly overcome the grief, until I’ve
read your book. Next time, I’ll be prepared for such loss!”
Journaling Questions Helped a Reader
“Robin, I have to tell you that I am amazed at how once I started writing,
I couldn’t stop, the words just kept flowing and I really think just
releasing those words made me feel better.”
(From email received September 26, 2005.)
“I was comforted”
“After I lost my darling cat, I was desperately searching for a book to ease my pain. My son got me Robin’s ebook and printed it out for me.
I cried when I was reading and filling out the questions, but it comforted me and healed me. I was comforted to know that Robin Jean Brown went through the same pain that I went through. We were both so close to our pets. They were soulmates.”
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“This is the best guide on the subject of pet loss that I have ever
read. From an emotional standpoint, the loss of a dear pet is a
subject that can every bit as painful to the sufferer as it is for
those who grieve the loss of a close human relative. Robin Jean
Brown's guide deals with a delicate topic with deep understanding and
The problem that the griever faces is that they simply don't know how
to handle pet bereavement. "How to ROAR" takes the reader through the
stages of grief (and beyond, toward the ROAR process that Robin
created), helping the reader to understand exactly what to expect.
She also gives helpful tips on other topics most people do not know
how to deal with, such as how to help a child grieve and what to say
to a friend who has suffered a loss.
The best part of Robin's book is the Journaling Questions that she has
interspersed throughout the text. They are self-help and
self-expression exercises that will help the reader move through his
or her grief. "How to ROAR" is kind, understanding, and pertinent,
and I strongly recommend it to anyone facing the sadness of pet death.”
Pam Van Zwoll
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