Building Memories With Your Pet

When an animal dies, it often times is not an animal, but a member of the family.  When this occurs, it brings with it many challenges, especially if the animal has been a member of the family for a long time or a service animal.  Both come with unique challenges for transitioning the family to life without the beloved pet.  Often times, the hardest thing to get used to is not having the pet around.  For this reason, it's important to start keeping a record of the animal, so that when his or her time comes, you have something to reflect on, like a scrapbook, pictures, or videos that were taken.  You can start this process when your pet first comes home as a puppy, kitten or bird.  Over time, you can build upon your memories, with things like: the puppies first Christmas, with the puppy coming out from a gift bag  The first snow fall where the puppy is trying to catch the snow flakes as they fall down.  Or when you child first see the new addition to the family.  There are never two many funny moments that come when a baby animal, and since there are never to many funny moments, there are never to many videos and pictures.  Even sheep and chickens have their special time.   The bottom line is this,  that catching memories never happens to early.  If the dog runs away, or the kitten gets hit by a vehicle, you're going to wish that you'd caught those memories early.

When your pet dies

So you've done all of that and your pet is gone, what do you do next?  Clearly you have to make a decision on what to do with your pet.  You can bury them, but the thought of the the old adage "the worms crawl in the worms crawl out" is simply to much for you, what do you do then?  Most people are completely unaware that there is such a thing as pet urns.  Did you know that there is such a thing as pet urns?  Probably not.  It doesn't mean your dumb or stupid, it only means you're ill-informed.  There are many important reasons to have an urn for your pet, and you family.  What then?  Let's start with the fact that children have a hard time letting go.  Having an urn can help them transition and get ready mentally for the loss of the pet.  With an urn, it will give you children that time.  The same is true if you're living alone or are elderly.  Time to say goodbye is important.  Why is it so important for someone that is older or living alone?  Because you may have no one to talk with in the morning, or when you come home from work at the end of the day.  If this is where you're at right now, you don't have to say goodbye, you can still say good morning and have someone to talk with each and every day. 

One source for getting that special gift for your special pet.


One More Thing!

If you should decide that a pet urn is the way for you, one of the nice things that you can do is get it personalized.  You can get urns with your animal's name on it, color of the pet and length of time on earth.  When you say goodbye, it doesn't truly have to be goodbye, you now have an opportunity for having your special pet, your special family member, with you always.