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Ways to Remember Your Pet After It Has Passed On

You would indeed be an unusual person if, while huddling your new sweet puppy, you were thinking of ways to remember your pet after its death. The thought of death rarely crosses a person’s mind at such a hectic and lively time. We generally live as if our pets have immortality, but our hearts know that they can very well be transmitted before us.

I remember so well the day of the death of our adult daughter Daisy’s dog. The two had accompanied each other constantly for twelve years. Our daughter provided warm, handmade clothing for her 40 pound daisy. She socialized Daisy and trained her in the intricacies of everyday life. She treated Daisy through many illnesses, including the cancer to which her pet ultimately died. As the end approached, she arranged with a local veterinarian for immediate pickup and final assistance during the closed hours of her pet’s life. No one suspected, however, that Daisy’s death would occur in the wee hours of the morning. Daisy died with nothing more than the tender comfort and hearty tears of her lifelong human companion.

Our daughter sank into the depths of sorrow. In the morning, she contacted the veterinarian. Daisy’s body made the trip to the vet’s office for cremation, and our daughter kept only her memories. She quickly realized that she wanted a concrete and visible way to remember her pet. We wanted to give him some kind of commemorative gift and started looking for ways to remember his pet.


The number of ideas amazed us. Some people have suggested burying the cremated ashes of the animal in a pet cemetery and erecting an outdoor memorial. Some people felt that a memorial service was a good way to remember your pet. Others mentioned self-involvement, such as sharing your love for your pet with other animals, volunteering at an animal shelter, or helping the elderly with their animals. There seemed to be many ways to remember your animal after its death, but none of them answered what we wanted – a “memorial” as constant as Daisy.

Some ideas were good for a goldfish. Some were suitable for cats or dogs. There were even ways to remember your pony or pet horse after he died. I imagine that if you look long enough, you might even find ways to remember a deceased elephant.

Let me give you five other ideas that we have found.

– Create a memory garden if you have your own property. Make it as simple or elaborate as you want. Choose a quiet location away from pedestrian traffic and plant some flowers. Add a nice flat stone on which you have painted the name of your animal. You can also add a stone or metal statue of your pet’s breed. As you maintain the garden, you will remember your beloved pet.

– Create a personalized photo frame of your pet with his name and fill it with a favorite photo of the cat, dog, etc. If you’d rather let someone else do the work, try searching the Internet for custom memorial photo frames. or find a generic frame you like and insert a photo of one of the happiest days with your pet.

– Place a box of your pet’s ashes on a shelf, but make it a special box. (I knew a woman who stacked five simple boxes on a shelf (two dogs and three cats)! You can order a beautiful wooden urn engraved with the laser with a photo of your pet, his name and dates engraved on the You could even remember your pet with a special poem engraved on the front of the box.

– For an inexpensive way to remember your animal after its death, reuse the identification tag of your animal. You can add it quickly and easily to a handmade bracelet. Or attach the pet identification tag to a keychain that you take with you each time you leave the house. If you don’t have one, you can order one with your dog’s name and a symbol that will often remind you of memories.

– Order a mobile decal memorial for your bike or vehicle. These window decals often commemorate humans, but also provide a way to remember your animal after it dies. You can see an example of custom window decal at https://www.amazon.com/StickerLoaf-CUSTOM-MEMORIAL-WINDOW-Sticker/dp/B01CKF6QT6.

My personal choice?


Among the many ways to remember your pet after its death, I love the handmade pet cremation ash pendants. Glass cremation jewelry for pets is not all created equal, of course. Many parts are factory made and do not have the individual warmth that you and your pet share.

The best pet cremation jewelry offers you a warm and unique way to remember a warm and unique pet with which you enjoyed life and explored the world in which you lived. Glass pet cremation jewelry turns some of your pet’s cremated ashes into an artistic expression of your love for them. You can leave the ashes in a box on the shelf, of course, as suggested above. However, you will not be able to take the box with you. You may not see the memorial until you have dusted it each week.

Cremation glass pet jewelry takes a small part of your pet’s ashes, melts it in a smooth, warm glass and presents you with a nice piece of portable art.

My favorite pet cremation jewelry is a beautiful red paw print pendant, handcrafted by professional artist at https://psychecremationjewelry.com/cremation-jewelry/glass-cremation-pendants/red-pawprint -cremation-pendant.

It is simply magnificent! You must see it! It is an ideal way to remember your animal after its death. Her beauty also shows others how much you loved your non-human companion.

When you wear this particular pet cremation pendant, you and your admiring friends will marvel at its beauty and speculate on how the artist managed to get that perfect little paw print inside the glass. How did it seem to float among your pet’s ashes and the blue glass? Hanging from its black satin cord, this magnificent glass pendant lies flat against your body, keeping the memories of your deceased animal close at hand.

The artist also provides for those who never wear pendants. A man can order a cremation glass marble containing ashes from his unforgettable pet.

You are also not limited to a single memorial. When a pet dies, more than one family member will miss it. You can order a variety of these artistic pet cremation pendants, or order identical pendants for each family member.

The artist has provided you with a simple to use kit. He sends it to you when you order. You have just placed a spoon (about 1/4 tsp) of ashes in the small jar he sends for each memorial you order. You put the jar in its prepaid postal envelope. You can also add photos or written memories of the animal you want to remember. The artist undertakes to review everything before creating your personalized memorials. You deposit the prepaid envelope by post, and if you have questions, ask directly to the artist without any customer or intermediary service.

Mark, the artist at https://psychecremationjewelry.com/ gives an overview of the care he will take in your personal jewelry in cremation ashes for pets when he writes: “After losing 3 close friends and my fat one cat Tom Leo, I decided to put my skills at the service of others who had lost people and close pets. “This attitude makes these pendants a really personal way of remembering your animal after its death.


Even if your pet, like Daisy, has suffered from a serious illness, real death leaves you in grief. You cannot bring the animal back to life, but you can keep its memory alive by choosing one of the many ways to remember your animal after its death. Take your time and choose well.

by Anna Hart

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