Commentaries & Essays
6:03 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Grieving over Pets

It’s not often that a panel discussion at the University of Virginia leads to tears, but many of those in the audience wept as two experts talked about coping with the end of a pet’s life. A professor in UVA’s school of nursing and a specialist in end-of-life care,  Susan Bauer-Wu has often lectured on death – but this experience was particularly painful for her and her audience.

"It's just pure love, pure being there with one another, and pure love translates into real grief."-- Susan Bauer Wu