The Loss of a Pet Can Be Difficult

To many people, this is very similar to the feelings experienced in losing a human friend or family member. People may say unkind things such as “Get over it – it was just a pet!” This is very cold and indifferent, but that is how some people feel. Pet loss can be extremely devastating. Their unwavering love and affection is something you don’t get often in this life from humans. People often think you are silly if you mourn the passing of a friend, that they are somehow not as important as humans. The truth is, sometimes our pets treat us better than friends and family do – and they are loyal to a fault. This is why the loss of a pet can upset you every bit as much as the death of a friend. Feelings of sadness, despair and depression are natural for many people when a beloved pet dies. Often, remembering certain things can help you cope with losing a dog or cat. Think back about how your pet came to be with you, where you got him from. What were some of the activities that you enjoyed together? Did you play catch in the backyard, or go for walks every day? Think of some of the rough times in your life, or times that you were deliriously happy. How did your pet fit in the picture at those times? Sometimes, thinking back gives you positive feelings that enable you to cope better. Dealing with grief takes time. Gradually, you will start feeling better and realize that you still have the memories of the great times...

When a Horse Dies

When a horse dies it is more than just the stopping of a heartbeat, it is the world’s loss. For centuries horses have toiled for their masters and mistresses, giving of their whole being until, finally, they can give no more. For most even in death they give, as their bodies are hauled to animal feed manufacturing plants. A centuries’ old tradition for a faithful equine friend is to memorialize him or her with a statue. Some times the horses’ head, hooves and heart would be buried near the statue. The head to signify intelligence, the hooves speed and the heart courage. In more recent times, some famous horses have been mounted, such as Roy Rogers’ Trigger and his (Dale Evans) wife’s Buttermilk. For the lucky few, they have a family to grieve for them. That big strong animal who didn’t hesitate to jump that jump cleanly while the ring judge was watching, now can’t even step over the clump of grass. That package of muscle and balance that maneuvered over the narrow trail without a stumble, is down. That soft nose that nuzzled and took away all the human’s stress, no longer is warm. These are the horses that are buried on someone’s farm with a wooden marker lovingly made by hand, or have their remains hauled off to a pet cemetery. There, a mass grave burial costs approximately $200.00. A private plot with a marker is $300.00. A cremation, urn and burial is between $600.00 and $1,000.00. Horses and Humans have a special bond. The horses that are loved in life are deeply missed in...

Urns for Cats: The Perfect Way of Honoring the Memory of Your Feline Friend

The practice of honoring cats when they pass on goes far back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. Cats, often seen as guardians in the afterlife, are mummified along with their departed masters and are placed in urns for cats.  These urns are then placed in a sacred spot in their masters’ tomb, serving as companions to them in the afterlife as much as they had when they were still alive. Today, this practice of honoring feline friends who have passed on continues.  More and more cat owners are opting to have their departed cats cremated and their ashes stored in cremation urns for cats.  Thus, if you are the owner of a cat who has passed on and you want to show how much you cherish your cat, you are in good company when you choose to have your pet cremated. Memorial Options If you decide to buy an cat memorial, you would not have problems with finding the perfect urn.  There are so many custom choices available for you out there. You just need to take your time to shop for the urn that you think is most suitable for your pet. Urns for cats are made from many different materials – wood, ceramic, marble, metal, stone, and even plastic and cloth.  They also come in many different styles, ranging from the most simple to the most ornate. When you decide on which urn to buy, it will help you to consider where you will put the urn in the long run.  If it is going to be placed inside the house, you may want an...

Different Styles of Cremation Jewelry for Pets

Memorial keepsakes are growing in popularity. That is because these jewelry pieces address a need of pet owners that is very important. After losing an animal, for a while it is difficult to be happy without your friend nearby. Pets are cherished members of the family; their owners spend a lot of time with them, whether at play or just for simple companionship.  When a pet passes on, this can deal a tremendous blow to the pet owner, especially if the pet owner happens to be a child. Keepsakes for pets are perfect for those who wish to cope with their grieving, by having a small piece of jewelry. People are still expected to go on with their lives no matter how big or small their loss is. Having a memorial of your pet near you, assists with the grieving process and helps get the person through this difficult time in their life. The reason why using cremation jewelry are seen as a good method of grieving is because these jewelry pieces come in so many designs and styles that many of them do not look like cremation jewelry at all. The space inside of a keepsake is quite small, usually measuring approximately one cubic inch. The ashes, lock o f hair or other memento are placed inside this very small space. Many of the pieces of jewelry by J. L. Cunningham have a very petite and elegant look, so that they look more like a piece of jewelry, rather than a keepsake. Numerous websites allow you to buy these pet keepsakes, and you can choose from the varying...

Honoring the Memory of Your Best Friend with Urns for Dogs

Dogs are very loyal animals and are known for the love and devotion that they show to their masters. That is why when your beloved dog passes on, it is only fitting that you cherish their memory with a memorial. These days, cremation is no longer limited to humans and the same goes for the use of cremation urns. You can choose to have your dog’s cremated remains stored in an urn. These pet urns are widely available and there is something out there that will suit you and your dog perfectly. Choosing the Right Urns for Dogs When you browse offline and online catalogs for an urn, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of choices available to you. There are just so many out there, and they come in various sizes, shapes and colors. This may make the task of selecting the right urns for dogs for your pet a bit more complicated than it really is, but the task is actually quite simple when you think about it. Before you shop for a memorial for your pet, one of the things you need to consider is where you will put the urn after your dog’s memorial service. Will you put the urn in your garden or indoors? If you are going to put your urn inside your home, you may want something that will blend well with the rest of the room’s décor. If you are going to place it outdoors, choose an urn that is made of durable materials, materials that can withstand the elements. You may also want to consider the size and breed of your dog. This is...
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