There are more and more dogs in the funeral homes across the US, as it seems that they are able to provide great solace to the people mourning their loved ones.
It is a difficult task to comfort a person who has just lost a somebody. Funeral homes have extensive experience in dealing with people who are going through the worst days of their lives, and they have noticed a significant improvement when service dogs are introduced into the process.
When people are coping with the trauma of losing somebody, there is little that could be said or done to make them feel better. People tend to become covered in their grief, with little chance of getting through to them.
It seems that one of the things that does get through to people in mourning is the presence of animals. The likeliest explanation is that the people are aware of the fact that the animal does not understand the situation and therefore it is not looking at them with pity. The affection that they offer is honest and it does not come from the sympathy that people exhibit towards those who have recently lost their loved ones.
The most remarkable quality of animals is their inability to lie and again, this is something that we know. So when an animal comes up to you, you know that there is no underlying reason for that.
This seems to provide a priceless relief to people who are going through trauma. This is why service dogs are becoming more and more abundant in funeral homes. They are present while the arrangements for the service are made and during the actual service as well.
They seem to be able to lighten the heavy atmosphere at the service, as they still represent an element of surprise. And moreover, they represent innocence and they provide people with an truthful image of happiness, that contrasts with the gloomy feeling characteristic for funerals.
Dogs do not judge people and so, they have made it possible that some of those who were having quite a difficult time externalizing their feelings regarding their recent loss manages to communicate their grief. Therefore, they get to experience at least some kind of relief.
Animals are being used more and more in the treatment of psychological disorders and they seem to be providing impressive results. Therefore in the near future, the presence of dogs in funeral homes is bound to become a normal sight.
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