Lost Companions

Lost Companions

Reflections on the Death of Pets

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson


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A heartfelt exploration of human grief after the loss of a pet by the New York Times bestselling author of Dogs Never Lie About Love.

Over 84 million Americans—almost 3/4 of the US population—own a pet, and our society is still learning how to recognize and dignify that relationship with proper mourning rituals. We have only recently allowed the conversation of how to grieve for our non-human family members to come front and center.

Lost Companions
fills a specific, important demand, a massive need in the market for an accessible, meaningful book on pet loss. Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson takes a very personal, heartfelt approach to this difficult subject, allowing readers to explore their own responses and reactions, suggesting ways through and out of grief, as well as meaningful ways to memorialize our best friends.

Lost Companions
is full of moving, thought-provoking and poignant stories about dogs, cats, horses, birds, wombats and other animals that beautifully illustrate the strong bond humans form with them.


Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson:
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson is among the most popular and admired writers on the emotional life of animals in the world. His books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dogs Never Lie About Love and When Elephants Weep, among many others, and lives with his family in Bondi Beach, Australia.