I'm happy to offer my second podcast, this one on animal grieving, inspired by yesterdays' blogpost on the memorial service for Leo, my friend's beloved Lab/Mix who dies in his sleep at age 12. Many people wrote me and asked me to talk about this subject more. I think the podcast is a good forum for an occasional discussion of grieving, I wrote about my life with dogs as a "river of joy," and expressed a desire not to turn that joy into misery and lament. I've been writing about this subject for years, from "New Work Of Dogs" to "Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die." We love animals more and more and need them more and more and so their death becomes more important to us. I appreciate the exchange of ideas and hope to draw from your comments and ideas for the podcasts. Next week I'll be podcasting about life on the farm, on a lighter note, I think I'll do it on Simon and the donkeys. Then one on Flo, the barn cat.
There is a podcast box at the top of the Farm Journal page and you can subscribe to my podcasts there. Here's the second podcast.