The worst experience that any pet owner goes through is the loss of their beloved animal. Whether the death comes as a shock or is expected, coping with the death of an animal can be hard. At the very least, you can be comforted by the fact that your pet loved you until the end.
There are many ways you can keep their memory alive. These tips will not only help keep your pet’s memory alive but also help with the grieving process.
Ideas On How to Memorialize your Pet
If you need the support of others when grieving, volunteering can be perfect for you. Shelters always need the help and the animals are always grateful for more attention. Not only will it help you process your recent loss, but it also will create a wonderful tribute to your pet by helping others. Animals also make the best listeners and will attentively listen to your stories about your previous pet as long as you pet them.
Create a Unique Keepsake
Slate offers an amazing opportunity to create a unique keepsake of your pet. Whether you select a slate sign, plaque, ornament or tray, custom engraving with a beautiful verse, funny story, photo, or more is a great way to keep your pet's memory near you at all times.
Engrave A Grave Marker
When my first pet passed away, I was just ten years old and wasn’t exactly sure how to deal with it. My older sister carved my cat’s name on a rock and created a little memorial grave for my beloved pet. When I would become sad over his death, I would simply go to the engraved rock and talk to my pet. It made me feel better and helped me deal with my grief.
Having a physical place to go and remember your animal can be therapeutic and help you cope with your own grief.
Light a Candle In Their Honor
Not the creative type? Simply lighting a candle and thinking about your furry companion can help you cope with their passing. Every time you think of your pet, light a candle. The lighting of the candle will allow you to stop and reflect upon your pet and the life they lived. Sometimes all we need is to just stop and process the emotions that are coursing through. Consider an engraved candle holder with your pet's name.
We know that death is a necessary evil in life and that the loss of a loved one is one of the toughest experiences anyone has to go through. Remember everyone deals with their loved one’s passing in their own way. Choose the option that is best for you.