Have you recently lost a pet? If you have, then you probably know how painful it is to bury your furry friend and say your final goodbye. There are several things that could help you while making final arrangements to memorialize your pet and deal with your grief.
If you’ve chosen to cremate your pet and have its remains in your house, you should consider getting an urn. They come in several shapes and sizes depending on the animal and its size. Some urns are environmentally friendly while others are made out of marble, wood, ceramic, or metal. If you prefer, you can always ask for a customized urn that will be symbolic of your pet.
You can create a plaque and place on an urn, a box or any other memorial container. Most plaque manufacturers offer engraving, so you can write a description of your loving pet or, what’s more, you can even have your pet’s picture engraved.
You can find an artist who specializes in dog portraits to commemorate your beloved furry friend. To make the portrait special, you can choose the one picture that depicts all the quirky characteristics of your dog, just make sure that it’s a good quality picture.. Ask the artist to add as much detail as possible to the portrait: your pet’s eye and fur color.
You can apply a decal to your window or any other smooth surface in your home. Although some people might prefer to list their pet’s names, you can choose to write an important message. Make sure that your creative message is something that you will be comfortable displaying. Window decals are usually made of heavy-duty material and are UV resistant.
Some people might find that looking through photos of their deceased pet is calming and helps the grieving process. You can search for solutions online and upload your pet’s photos online then assemble them into a photo album that you can print. You can even find services that offer custom-made covers as well as an array of other material options.
You can commemorate the life of your pet by holding a memorial service and inviting your closest family and friends. You can make it as simple as planting a tree in your backyard or as complex as having a full service in your garden. Or you could simply light a candle and invite your family and friends to come and honor your furry friend.
Grave markers and headstones come in a variety of unique designs. If you want your pet to be remembered, you can bury him in your backyard and erect a headstone to commemorate him. Headstones can be made from a variety of materials ranging from marble to granite. You could consider specialized options such as plantable bones and 3D bones.
Do you have a gallery of videos or photos of your pets? You can use them to create one long video and add some text and music. Because it is easy, you can do this by yourself. It could be an effective grieving method.
Do you plan traveling with your pet? In the infographic below you can find some great tips on how to make the trip more pleasant and less stressful for both your pet and you.