If your beloved pet recently passed away, these simple, no nonsense steps on overcoming the loss of your pet will help you deal with the pain one day at a time.
A pet provides the much needed company you need in your house. Little wonder that 57% of respondents in a recent survey say they own pets. Whether you own a dog, cat, fish, bird or any other animal, the thought of losing your friend never crosses your mind. When this happens, it hits you hard. Many pet owners feel disoriented and don’t know how to move on.
As you mourn this loss, consider the best way to commemorate your dead pet. For humans, there are formal ways to mourn and celebrate a loved one, but for an animal, you’ve to come up with a special ritual. This post explores some creative ways to memorialize your pet.
Jewelry from a Tooth
This is one of the most creative ideas out there and it guarantees you’ll always have a part of your pet with you. Some jewelers create custom pieces from your pet’s tooth and then set it on another material. You can find different designs online or come up with your unique design and have it made.
Beautiful Pet Urn
Losing a pet hits the entire family hard and you’ll have a hard time explaining it to the kids. However, you can decide to keep the pet within your home with one of the beautiful glass pet urns on the market. These urns come in beautiful designs and are creative styles to add to your home’s décor. You can choose the best shape, color or size to suit your needs.
Image Printed Jewelry
If you have an image of your pet or any of their body parts, you can have this imprinted onto a jewelry piece. For instance, you can get a beautifully designed necklace with your dog’s nose or paw engraved on the pendant. There’s a versatile range of jewelry ideas which leverage pet images and convert these into long-lasting pieces.
Memory Spot in Honor
Did your dog love a particular spot in your outdoor space? Maybe the cat would always lounge at a specific spot in the garden? You can commemorate your pet by creating a permanent memory spot. For instance, you can create a bench in the garden or plant a tree in memory of your pet. A memorial stone or marker with the name of your pet engraved is also a creative idea.
Donation for Animal Welfare
There are many organizations that fight for the welfare of animals and they continue doing an impressive job. As a way of honoring your pet, you can make a donation in their name so that another animal can also get proper care and a good home.
Custom Piece of Art
From paintings to sculptures, there are many talented artists online who can create an outstanding work of art from your pet’s photo. This is great for honoring your pet and keeping it as part of your home. You can even turn their seats or bed into beautiful works of art. Some of these pieces look more magnificent than the best photos you have in the house.
There’s no easy way to mourn your pet but the idea is to keep their memory alive. Take time to grief and as you do, let the creative juices flow to find a perfect way to celebrate your pet’s life.