December 7, 2021
Loving a pet like family can give a whole new meaning to life. Unfortunately, their lives are never long enough.
When your pet’s life eventually comes to an end, it takes time to move past grief and you need a huge deal of strength to continue forward. Nevertheless, you will always have the power to honour your friend who passed away.
Here are four thoughtful ways to memorialise your pet:
- Returning To Ashes
Sending your pet off isn’t easy. Perhaps it may have hit harder than the actual news of the passing away. Sending them off brings you back to reality—one that they’re no longer around.
There’s a number of ways to do it. Some owners prefer to bury their fur friends while some choose to cremate them. Between the two, however, cremation is the more practical choice since we don’t all have huge backyards to bury our best friends.
Cremation is available for different types of pets of varying sizes, with dog and cat cremation as two of the most common.
- Ashes And Arts
In relation to the suggestion above, there’s an array of options when it comes to what you can do with your pet’s ashes. Most commonly, they’re stored in pet urns that are usually adorned with their photo.
Furthermore, you have more creative options to make use of their ashes nowadays. There are cremation or ash artworks you can display in your house or at their favourite places. And there is also ash jewellery that you can bring with you anywhere you go. These pieces of jewellery vary from necklaces to charms, all serving as a reminder that they’re always with you.
If you want a more purposeful way to use their ash, then you can ask your vet for the ashes to spread under a tree in their special park if you don’t have your own backyard, or you can visit the nearest memorial forest that allows this kind of gesture.
- From Ashes To Pixels
In today’s tech progress, memorialising your pets can be done digitally. From digital artworks to building a dedicated webpage for your fur friend, you’ll never run out of ideas to honour them.
One example is to make use of 3D-printing technology to create tiny replicas of your fondest memories with them. Using this technology, you can also recreate pet-inspired keepsakes like a 3D-painted version of their favourite toy or accessories.
- Don’t Forget Yourself
When it comes to honouring the dead, the living is often overlooked. Death is about the dead, after all. While there’s an ounce of truth to that, what matters the most is you since you’re still here. You’re the one in pain; you’re the one in grief.
The most important thing to honour your loved one is to not forget yourself. To continue forward is the best way to honour them because you carry their legacy and you have their memories with you. No material effort to memorialise your pet amounts to taking care of yourself. Take time to breathe, relax, and embrace your pain.
In A Nutshell
Losing a pet is devastating. No words can describe the pain of having to see your best friend leave. But always remember that death is the consequence of life, and not of memories. A part of them will always stay with you.