Pet loss is hard, in countless ways. Pets punctuate every moment of our lives. Every single day, the very first thing I do in the morning is related to one of my furry family members. I let the dog out and feed the cats. Water bowls are refreshed, and my cat Tango has his morning pill.
Perhaps you can relate to this kind of reliable rhythm that we come to know so well when we have pets. When we lose a pet, it shakes our daily routines to the core. Gone in an instant are those small but significant habits that offered us bursts of pet joy.
For me, when I lost my cat, that incessant reminder of the loss I had sustained was unbearable. I woke up every morning feeling rudderless, without purpose. Rather than getting up and greeting Bertie with his breakfast, I was searching hiding spaces for his best furry friend, Tango, who was also shattered by Bertie’s death. These moments became constant reminders of my loss and of the fact that Bertie was gone. Every single time I was reminded of losing him, my mind returned to a state of shock, disbelief, trauma. It was an endless cycle of feeling lost and heartbroken.
When I created the Biscuit & Bertie Comfort Box, I knew I wanted an interactive journey or program that offered someone a productive daily habit. Something that would help fill a bit of that pet-shaped empty space where our routines used to live. A daily guidepost that shows you the way through that terrible time of loss. Our Comfort Box is designed for daily use, and many of our customers say that they use the box over and over, or revisit specific cards that really helped them through their darkest days.
I’m proud of the self-paced 30-day program that I created. It provides that much needed daily support, compassion, and heart-centered bereavement for anyone who has lost a pet. Most importantly, the Comfort Box reminds us that we are not alone in the pain of pet loss. At Biscuit & Bertie, we know that pets are family, and we honor the many ways that pets touch our lives and hearts.