Let’s answer a question today!
Question: I think my dog might be heavily depressed after the passing of his brother two months ago. Is this right?
Answer: Animals grieve very differently from humans. As humans, when someone we love dies, most of us lose our connection to that person (or animal). We can’t sense them when then are around us, we can’t smell them, or have communications with them anymore.
Animals, on the other hand, are SO much more securely connected to the Other Side that their experience of a friend dying is quite different….
From what the animals have told me, they can still sense (ie smell, hear, connect to, interact with) the animal or human that has passed over. The main difference for them is really that they no longer have a 3D world connection: they can’t touch one another for example.
The animal left here, DOES miss the animal or human that has left their life – but they are really only grieving the loss of the physical presence. Because they can still connect so deeply at another level, an animal’s grief is usually much less than a humans.
When I connect with animals, who’s humans say they’re grieving, they animals usually say, yes, they are sad about the physical loss of their friend, but they’re MORE sad about the change in their lifestyle due to their HUMAN’S grieving!
That’s right! It’s often the animal’s human’s own grief that is affecting the animal left behind, rather than their own feelings of sadness.
If you think you have a pet who is deeply grieving, I encourage you to look at your own feelings. Are you sad? Are you taking this out in any way (probably accidentally) on your remaining pet? Are you acting differently toward your remaining pet? Have you changed your routine as a result of your sadness?
As you begin to understand your OWN sadness, you’ll see that your animal shifts her feelings as well. What a connection right?