The Loss of a Pet Best Ways to Memorialize

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The loss of someone that you love, or care for deeply is a very painful
experience. Many people are able to relate to the death of a person, but
few are able to understand the pain associated with losing a pet. After
the death of a pet, it is normal to experience feelings of sadness and
depression. For some, this feeling remains with them for years after the
death of a pet. Everyone grieves differently, and it is a highly personal
experience. While there is no wrong or right way to grieve, there are
ways to help ease the pain. One way to help with the pain is to
commemorate your pet. By honoring your pet's life you can help ensure
that its memory lives on.

Similar to the death of a human, a pet's life should be cherished and
remembered. Holding a memorial ceremony, or funeral is a good way to help
loved ones and family members come to terms with the loss of a pet. Young
children can also help by making photo collages of their favorite
memories with their pet. If you choose to bury your pet at home,
encourage visitors to place a treat, toy or other special objects to be
buried with your pet.

You might want to consider including a pet memorial or headstone for your
pet regardless if you plan to bury them at home or in a pet cemetery. Pet
monuments and granite pet markers are custom made. Black granite is a
respectful and sophisticated material of choice for monuments and
headstones. Black granite is dark in color, and are polished to a mirror-
like finish. The engraving on black granite appears white, which stands
out against the dark background. Pet monuments as well as head markers
can easily be engraved to include your pet's name, an uplifting message
to remember your pet, and also their picture.

If burial is not an option or against city bylaws, cremation offers pet
owners another option. Decorative urns can be used to store your pet's
ashes. Urns can be made out of almost any material. A popular choice for
pet owners is the wood pet urn. Wooden pet urns can be ordered to your
specifications to store ashes for all different size pets. Urns come in
different wood finishes and grains, and many can have your pet's picture
laser-etched onto its side. There are also urns that have a memory box on
one side and the urn on the other side. It can be filled with your pet's
photo, favorite toy or other memorable item. This is a tasteful way to
preserve the memory of your pet. Another type of urn is a cremation
marker that is made of granite. The base is hollowed out to the hold
ashes of your beloved pet.

If you find it too painful to keep your pet's ashes at home, another
alternative would be to scatter its ashes in a garden and then plant
flowers in the soil. This way, your pet will symbolically help provide
the foundation for new life. You can place a head marker or monument to
serve as a memorial keepsake in the garden to remember your pet.

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