After the passing of a pet, the majority of people carry around bags and bags of guilt. The questions of did I do enough, did my beloved pet suffer, did I put my pet to sleep too early or too late, should I have put my pet to sleep instead of letting them pass on their own and the list goes on and on...
I am here to offer some insight from what the animals have told me. The animals have told me time and time again, that they don't want their people to carry around this guilt. The animals want their people to release it as soon as possible, because carrying around the guilt slows down the grieving process.
I have never had a conversation with a deceased animal that has ever included anger or resentment at their person. The majority of animals always clearly state that the guilt is not necessary, as their passing went completely how they planned it. Sometimes, the animal wishes to pass on their own, but their person is unable to watch their perceived suffering and has the animal euthanized. There is still no resentment or bad feelings from the animal.
Most people are capable of "catching" what the animal is "throwing" their way. You see, whether you are aware of it or not, your animal companion is always talking to you. When the time for them to pass nears, they are sending you how they wish to pass and who should be there. The problem lies in the fact that most people don't realize that they are receiving messages from their animal and they falsely believe that they are the one making the decision, which of course leads to guilt.
The animals wanted me to pass along this very important message: They want to relieve you of your suffering and the major impact that guilts plays in that suffering. All animal companions have told me that they love their people unconditionally and that they were orchestrating their passing the whole time. They were driving the bus and you were simply a passenger.
Coming up next month: signs from your pet