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If You Knew How Much It Would Hurt When Your Pet Died Would You Still Want Them?

  •    March 29, 2019
  •    Karen Anderson


Would You Go Through the Pain?

The pain we feel from the loss of a beloved pet can be overwhelming. Few experiences in our lives devastate us as much as when we have to say our final goodbyes.

But what if you knew before you got your pet how badly you would grieve?

Would you still want your pets to be a part of your life?

Would you be willing to go through with it knowing how painful it would be to say goodbye?

Yes or no?

Post your vote/comment below


I know what my answer is but I’d love to know what you think!



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Karen Anderson is an award-winning Animal Communicator & Afterlife Expert with over 20 years of experience.  She is also an award-winning and #1 bestselling author of ‘The Amazing Afterlife of Animals’ and ‘Hear All Creatures’. Karen teaches women entrepreneurs her secrets to creating a successful business with her brand new signature coaching series BOOM! Business is Booming!  You can also learn how to communicate with your pets from Karen’s online course or Animal Communication Private Coaching. Karen offers consultations for pets and departed humans and loves to share her knowledge and experience with others. Karen makes her home in the Inland Pacific Northwest on a farm with her husband and the animals she loves.


  1. Yes I would want my beloved Maya again and again. I wouldn’t think twice to have another opportunity to hold her in my arms again.

  2. Yes, I would in a heartbeat

    They need our love and caring as much as we need them. The memories of them when alive are what helps us go through life when they leave us.

  3. Hi Karen,
    Yes, I would definitely do it all again and have my little Gracie in my life!! I had 14 wonderful years with her. The last 6-1/2 months have really been so incredibly hard though. Oddly enough, I was thinking about you so much today! One of these days very soon, I’m going to call you for another reading. I hope you are doing well! xoxo Diane

  4. Yes, absolutely.
    Loving is a choice and love is a gift. We risk when we love, knowing that heartache may come. The cost may be high, but unshakably worth it

  5. YES! Although this pain is more than I have ever experienced, I know that Argyle and I needed that time we had to learn and grow. He taught me to be aware of my anxiety levels and how to not get so worked up over the little things. He also taught me how to pay attention to what he was saying. How to really listen to what he was telling me about what he was experiencing, needing, wanting. I look forward to our next adventure!

  6. I would still want my pet in a heartbeat despite the fact that when she died, an important part of myself died with her. My love for her knows no bound and we are forever tied. No amount of time will erase my love for her.

  7. Definitely would have all my beloved pets in my life (3 horses,4 dogs,and 9 cats…..They all brought me such unconditional love and mostly great times, with a lot of life lessons thrown in 🙂 …… Can hardly wait, till we are all reunited again someday and everybody will be healthy and vibrant.
    I truly believe, we all need animals as much as they need us, to enrich our lives while here on earth.

  8. My first girl has been gone now for 8 years and it’s still very painful, but we have Daisy now and she is 8 years now, I do believe that my first girl came back as Daisy, because of all the things that she does!!!!

  9. Yes, because I love them and they love me. I will always be there for my pet as they are always there for me. It really hurts when they go but after reading your book it makes me see things differently. I still cry and hurt but I know they are good and always with me just like our human loved ones are always there.

  10. Absolutely yes! All love comes with pain , and much more with humans! A pet will never intentionally cause you pain or even unintentionally through selfishness ….. it’s just not in them.
    The pain with them is only when we see them suffering or when we grieve their loss. The lifetime of unconditional love is so very worth the amount of heartache in comparison.

  11. Yes, I would ! They need love & so do I & I think that is their purpose to show people all the sides of what real Love feels like & for some humans, that is the only love they might understand or feel before they have a pet.

  12. Hi Karen,

    Yes, I would definitely want a pet in my life regardless of the grief I would feel in losing them. What fun would life be if we always ran away from the opportunity to love because of the fear of losing them. Also, I don’t believe we ever lose someone that we truly love. They live on in another dimension and are right with us as we have a loving thought about them. The love and companionship of a loyal pet is always worth any grief of losing them.

  13. Yes.

    The amount of love, laughter and joy that they bring to everyday life makes it all worthwhile. Losing them is hard, but never having had the time with them would be such a huge hole in your heart and your life!

  14. Yes, I hate for my baby animals to suffer
    I cry for days if I lose them, but know they can’t hurt any more & happy again.

  15. Hi Karen!
    It is so, so hard to say goodbye to a cherished pet, especially one who you feel is a “soul” pet. Also heartbreaking to see your pet’s health slowly decline and become a shadow of themselves. It’s during these times I feel like I can’t do it again…it was/is devastating some days. But on the other hand, remembering the immense joy, laughter, companionship and wonderful times spent with them makes me think I’d open my heart to loving another fur baby family member.
    It has helped immensely speaking with you, Karen. I know now that earth is not the end all/be all for animals I was taught in school. I’m so comforted by that.

  16. Yes. I miss all of the animals I have shared my home with. Sometimes I have to take a break while I grieve, but eventually a new one arrives to refill my heart.
    And I know my dead Roxie comes to me and even channels herself thru my current dog.

  17. I wouldn’t give up our time together and what they taught me for anything!! It might have to do with the circumstances-we lost everything we ever had, including Precious and Spicey, in the Tubbs Fire on October 9th, 2017.

  18. I don’t know how I would get through life without having pets. So yes, as devastating as it has been to lose them, I will never regret one moment of their lives with me….such a blessing!

  19. Yes, most certainly. First, based on your talk with Commander Cobra–I now know they are always with us, but, even so, love is limitless, and grief is temporary–usually replaced by the happy memories of unconditional love a pet or animal offers.

  20. Absolutely. I live with the pain of the passing of all my animals, especially the dogs and cats. I want to feel that ache, if it makes sense. The pain is surpassed in the love remembered and still with me, my wife, and our family. Karen’s work explains a lot of what I see and feel, remember when I was young. I fully understand why the hurt is so much that you cannot go through it again. Karen was just on my radio show, again, and again an outstanding joy to share some time with her. https://kgraradio.com/task-force-gryphon/

  21. Without question. Lucy was a wonderful gift from God and gave me unconditional love and joy. She was always there for me no matter what was happening in my life. I just wish I had known how to help her more at the end. I thank you Karen for helping me believe that she did pass to another place and that I will hopefully be reunited with her some day.

  22. YES, no doubt about it. Even more: independend of the circumstances I might be in, good or bad. As far as the true friendship to an animal is concerned, and what it gives to both of us circumstances do not matter, not realy. I just need to be tougher, we need to be. It just makes us to stay even closer, more trustfull to each other, more responsive, and to listen to the friend more carefully. They are all very welcome, any time, from single to all of them at once. We surely will find a way to get along fine, as we already did.
    Friends, I am waiting for you. Give me a hint, a sign of where you are and I will come to pick you up. Or just knock on the door, ring the bell, look though the window, or wait to see me on the portico/veranda. I am looking forward to meeting you.

  23. Let me put it this way “Would you not have children if you thought they would die before you did?”
    Pets are also our children, they are family. Yes, I would go through the grieving and pain process again
    and again. They bring so much love and joy to us. We are on our third Schnauzer and I hope we will
    all be together again in our afterlife.

  24. Yes, without a doubt.I cherish the great times we had together,and they taught me alot about life, they were my life. After my first
    boy passed in 08, he and Karen showed me something that I would never have believed until I experienced it myself, animal communication
    with my boy, since then I have had two more pass, one in 2015 and 2017.I look forward to our sessions, which is how I cope with their
    passing and I know we will be together someday and I am looking forward to that day (FOR ETERNITY)

  25. Yes I would without a doubt. After my first boy passed in ’08 he and Karen showed me something that I never knew existed, animal
    communication. I have great memories of my boys, two more passed, one in 2015 and the other in 2017 and they taught me a lot about life,
    they were my life. The sessions I have with my boys help me cope with their passing and I look forward to be with them all someday and
    it will be for eternity!!

  26. I believe they add so much to your life. It turns out we loose when they pass but without them you would have lost so much more. They leave a hole that is never filled

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