Remembering and Honoring Your Pet

There are a number of ways to honor and remember a pet who has shared a good many years with you. Creating a memorial from pictures and other memorabilia is one way or keeping the ashes of the deceased in a special urn or memory box is another. Grief is so subjective and everyone grieves in a different way and at different times. There is no one right way to grieve and anyone who scoffs at your grief obviously has not had the privilege of sharing their lives with a beloved pet. Pets, regardless of the breed or kind, are a way for us to love someone who may not be able to speak in human words but are there to share the joy and sorrow we have and honoring them is very reasonable.

Some owners honor the deceased with a memorial garden area that featured the favorite plants or a special tree. This place can be as ornate or simple as you want to make it. Flowers and shrubs for remembering are often used. A small bench or other decoration is a good idea for those who spend time sitting and remembering the fun times that were spent together. There are people who choose to bury the cremated remains in a small garden area. It is often a good idea to check with local regulations as this may be prohibited for health reasons.

Dealing with grief allows for acceptance and gradually healing. Creating and remembering your pet by honoring them with a place in your garden area or a memory box kept inside your home is one of the ways to do so. Shadowboxes that hold items that remind you of special places you spent with your pet are also a good way honor them. If you have to wait awhile before making a memorial, that is alright but, it will help to deal with the loss of your pet. Pets are a great part of our lives and bring a wonderful joy with them; they should be honored and remembered.

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