Friday 4 October 2019

Feline Fiction on Fridays #105 at Amber's Library featuring **Losing a Pet** by Jane Mathews & World Animal Day

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Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

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Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Wow, I'm so happy to be here today, yesterday it did look rather grim as on Tuesday we had a bit of hard-drive failure anyhoo, the good news is the computer has now been fixed, we got it back late last night and we're rolling again, thank goodness as I'd hate to miss posting.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #104 at Amber's Library  @BionicBasil® Amber, Pandora and Smooch

Before I furget... the Pirate Adventure re-run will resume on Monday now, with episode 7 being next up fur your entertainment.

Today is also World Animal Day, so do visit

and see what it's all about furst-paw.

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.
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This week I'm sharing

Amber's Book Reviews What Are We reading This Week - Losing a Pet ©BionicBasil®


Jane Mathews

**Furstly I have to let mew all know that I was given a free copy of this book in exchange fur a fair review**

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb: 

The loss of a pet can hit us as hard as the loss of any close friend. Yet pet bereavement is so little talked about that along with grief and pain, animal lovers may find themselves having to deal with feelings of confusion and even embarrassment at the strength of their reaction. For anyone grieving the loss of a pet, or facing up to having a pet put down, this short book aims to fill the gap.


This is the first book about pet loss that I've ever read, and many of our regular readers will know that in the last few years we've lost four B Team Memfurs; including our beloved Basil who was the most recent to depart over The Rainbow Bridge, gaining his Wing Commander status.

Posie was the furst to leave in April 2015, and then we had a double whammy with Snowie and Humphrey departing within 24 hours of each other in April 2017 which was truly dreadful, and then Basil in September 2018. His departure hit us worse than we could ever have imagined in 9 life-times and still today we're grieving, in all honesty I don't think we'll ever get over his loss, but we are managing with some days better than others.

So still being deep within the grief process, I thought this book arrived at the purrfect moment; call it chance, coincidence or just a bit of cosmic synchronicity.

Although not a big book, it has much guidance on how to cope with loss and help to reconcile feelings, thereby assisting a shift to enable a better understanding of what you're going through; as only you know how you feel, only you can know the true depth of the feelings you had for your pet at the time of their departure.  Grief is such a personal thing and there's no right or wrong way to work through it.

It also talks about various scenario's that you may find yourself in prior to and after your pet's departure, I found these very helpful during my current stage of grief.

Not a topic anyone really wants to talk about, though each and everyone of us will be touched by grief at some point during our journey here, so I think this little book is really worth a read.

Many thanks to Jane Mathews for asking me to review her book, it was just what we aka The B Team needed at this point in our lives.

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  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • Publisher: small books; 2nd Revised edition edition (30 July 2019)

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Rating of:

Losing a Pet

Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page

Happy reading or listening until next time

Soft purrs

Amber xox

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  1. I am glad the computer is fixed and you are back up and running again.
    That sounds like a book I need to get. Even though it is 6 1/2 and 2 1/2 years respectively since Eric and Flynn left for the Bridge, we both still grieve for them. They were and always will be our family and the pain of loss is huge as you know with losing Basil.

  2. I'm glad you're back up and running too. All is right with the world.

    I love your library. Books are the very best.

    Have a purrfect day and weekend. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

  3. Thanks for a supurr review Amber. Loss of a pet is very tough and we are all getting older which worries our Dad. This is a book we will remember dear friend

  4. Your reviews are always the best sweet Amber and I'm sure glad your computer got fixed quickly!

  5. I'd love to read this book. Nothing stops Amber from her Friday book review. Nothing.

  6. Another fine book, an on a very emotional subject, one we havent ever read about.
    Great review, Amber, many thnaks.

  7. I'm still miss Basil and his fursibs that went OTRB before him, and I'm still sad for your family. I'm glad that Miss Jane's book is helping you deal with your loss. Mom read a book several years ago that she highly recommends that helped her deal with the loss of the white kitty she had for 17+ years: The Loss of a Pet: A Guide to Coping with the Grieving Process When a Pet Dies, by Wallace Sife, Ph.D. Purr purr purr.

  8. That looks like a book we could all use. XO


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