Marking the loss of your remarkable pet takes consideration. What is the best way to memorialize your beloved animal? You may recall the famous phrase “time heals all wounds”. But the second part of this Rose Kennedy quote is more telling: “I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
Commemorating your pet can both ease this hurt and create a fitting and telling tribute. Immortalize your animal with an urn, jewelry, a memorial marker or stone. If you choose to cremate your pet, you may want to select an urn for some or all of your pet’s ashes. Urn styles and sizes abound, and you can match your urn to your pet’s singular personality. An elegant black cat statue urn may be perfect for your mysterious charmer. You can choose an urn with a pet figurine, mating the delicately crafted statue to your pet’s breed. Perhaps you envision a wooden urn that features your favorite photograph. If you already have an epigraph or poem in mind, have this engraved on your animal’s urn. Some pet urns even have entire poems engraved on them. Choose a candle urn and you can light this candle in remembrance of your animal.
Pet cremation jewelry is designed to hold a trace portion of ashes, a lock of hair or dried flowers. Hang this pendant around your neck as a loving reminder, or place this necklace on a framed picture of your loving companion. Every time you wear or see this charm, you’ll recall your pet’s best attributes. And you can share your favorite stories of your pet every time someone asks you about your pendant.
A memorial marker or stone is another way to commemorate your pet’s passing and remember your loved one’s persona. You can use a memorial marker or stone to mark your animal’s grave spot, or place this marker or stone in a memorial garden or special space in your yard or inside your home. Many memorial stones are collected from mountain riverbeds. Often memorial markers are made from natural granite, so no two markers are ever the same. You can engrave these markers or stones with a range of words or symbols: your pet’s name, a loving phrase or reminder of your pet, the dates of your animal’s life or a symbol such as a heart or paw.