It is wonderful how rapidly old mindsets are being replaced by a more compassionate and pragmatic approach. I am thinking in particular about recommendations announced today in the UK that doctors should discuss openly the wishes and needs of terminally ill patients with them, so that, for example, they can die at home if they wish. I suspect that this progress will not extend to discussing what happens when they die, but hopefully greater openness about the true reality of death will become more prevalent before long.
It is a subject I have explored in detail in "Spiritual Wisdom", devoting a chapter to the subject of death and dying. It is so important that the taboo about death is broken and that we recognise that it is a release for a new phase of our soul journey, as exciting as birth and to be celebrated for that life's learnings and achievements, and for what is to come.
It helps, too, to remember that, if there is love between people (or indeed you and your pet) then death can never separate you. The energetic connection may change for a while, but it is always, alwways there.