There is nothing like losing a pet. It’s heartbreaking. A void is left that can never be filled and sometimes it can be hard to get closure. Here are 10 ways you can keep the memory of your pet alive and help you heal.
#1 – Print Jewelry
Buddies® Keepsakes has mementos and pet memorial jewelry, many of which can be imprinted with the pet’s nose or paw print. These can then be formed into charms engraved with the pet’s name
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#2 – Aquamation
Not into cremation because of the environment or emotional effects? Aquamation is the natural process known as alkaline hydrolysis. Using water flow, temperature, and alkalinity, it is more like natural decomposition than any other method – Aquamation just accelerates the process. And you will still have ashes to keep.
#3 – Hair Sweater
If your faithful friend is long-haired, you can have a sweater made out of all that loose hair you comb out every summer. Then, even when he is gone, he can still snuggle you every winter.
#4 – Aromatherapy Candle
The Kindred Spirits Gift Shop has a “With You Always” candle made with pure essential oils that can help calm a broken spirit. If you are the sender, you can include a personal message.
#5 – Ashes in Art
Eternal Art will paint a portrait of your lost pet, with his ashes mixed into the paint, turning it into a true memorial piece. This way, your pet is forever with you as an artistic conversation piece.
#6 – Ash Diamond
We all think of our pets as being worth more than precious stones. Well now you can turn her into a diamond after she is gone. Life Gem can turn your dog’s ashes or lock of hair into a high-quality blue, red, green, yellow, or colorless diamond.
#7 – Vinyl Record
A company in the U.K. called “And Vinyly” will take your pet’s ashes and put them into a record, complete with custom artwork and your choice of recordings – it could be songs that remind you of your pet, your dog’s bark, whatever you want. Warning, the website is a bit unorthodox.
#8 – Ash Glass
These beautiful glass works of art can contain your dog’s hair or ashes. They have a wide variety of items from jewelry to photographic images transferred onto glass and then made into a dream catcher or wind chimes.
#9 – In Memory Donation
One of the best ways to immortalize your pet is to donate something in their name. Maybe you create an outside play area for the rescues at a local shelter and name it after your dog, or a new local dog park. That way, your pet’s memory will live on forever, even after you are gone.
#10 – Preservation
If you truly want to feel like your best friend is still around, Perpetual Pet will freeze dry them for you, so you can keep him around long after he has left this Earth. Unlike taxidermy, your whole pet will be preserved, not just his outer coat.
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