Book Review: And I Love You Still…A Thoughtful Guide and Remembrance Journal for Healing the Loss of a Pet

Title: And I Love You Still…A Thoughtful Guide and Remembrance Journal for Healing the Loss of a Pet
Author: Julianne Corbin
Genre: Nonfiction; Self-help; Pets
Year Published: January 12, 2020

Date Started: March 30, 2023
Date finished: April 2, 2023

This book has two parts to it. The book itself is not split into two parts, but rather, it’s blended together. The book goes over the loss of a pet and includes clips of stories from those who’ve lost their pets. These are clips of insights based on the specific topics each chapter covers. Within these insights are lined journals with questions to answer. These journal-like entries are there to help the reader deal with the loss of their pet(s) by writing down their thoughts and emotions to help them through their loss.

The author is a specialist in animal loss and grief and has provided excellent examples to go along with each section of the book touching on everything from how to handle a loss, how to grieve, and moving forward. The questions in the journal entries helps guide you through difficult moments you may not have been able to process. Losing a pet who’s been in your life and helped you through your toughest times as well as your happiest times is a big deal. They are your family, and you can’t help it but grieve as though they are family so it’s normal to go through the same process as though losing a family member.

This book was excellently put together. The idea of a journal-entry book mixed with helpful examples from those who’ve lost their pet, plus researched information from the author is a really unique combination. I enjoyed this book but what I loved the most were the stories about how each person overcame their loss and what they loved about their pet.

Who should read this book: Anyone who is a pet lover.

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