Thursday, February 24, 2011

Letters of Loss and Love: Helping Animal Lovers Through Their Grief

When Sharon Discorfano lost her beloved beagle, Pushkin, she found one of the best ways to help herself cope with his loss and her overwhelming grief was to write letters to him.

Sharon took her idea and expanded upon it, launching her new website, Letters to Pushkin, that offers people an opportunity to use letter writing as a constructive tool in dealing with the loss of a loved one, whether an animal or human.

Sharon’s site includes tips on how to get creative and a place to write and post your own letters to lost loved ones. I went into the site, my head and heart were overwhelmed by the love that each letter writer had for their pets that had passed away. This is a beautiful and heartwarming way to share your grief and to help yourself through a very difficult time.

You can visit Letters to Pushkin on the web here.


  1. Thank you, Tammy! It warms my heart each time I hear that the LTP site is bringing others comfort and healing. Thank you so much for helping to spread the word. Peace, S.

  2. What a wonderful idea. Loosing a beloved pet is so very hard. If you're not a real animal lover you can't really understand just how difficult it can be. Having an outlet to share your grief with others who really do understand I'm sure will be very helpful for many animal lovers.