When a pet passes, it is natural to grieve. This is certainly the truth when it comes to well-beloved pets – those treasured as part of the family. While burial in your backyard or in a pet cemetery may seem the best thing for some, it is not always what some want. They want to truly memorialize their pets in a way they feel honors the bond they have shared. For some, taxidermy or freeze drying the pet is a bit extreme or even ghoulish, but rendering the anima into a small amount of ashes and then placing him or her in a cremation urn is the right answer.
Cremation is a popular choice for many reasons, including legality, mobility and environmental responsibility. Yet, one of the more common reasons behind preferring this method is versatility. By using a Cremation Urn, you can choose your pet’s final resting place.
Consider The Possibilities
When it comes to releasing or placing the ashes, you have a myriad of choices including placing the cremation urn on the mantle or other type of shelf. Consider the following options:
- A Garden – sprinkle the ashes on a public garden – where allowed, or create your own memorial garden at your home. Plant his or her favorite flowers – the ones he or she used to dig up with regularity or considered as a private bathroom. Throw in a few items resembling toys or favorite trees, creatures e.g. cats, dogs, foxes, frogs, etc. Be as elaborate or a simple as you wish. If you do not have a yard, you can place the ashes in a window box or the garden of a favorite place
- A Path – consider a favorite walking path your dog used or cat followed. Sprinkle the ashes and set them free with a prayer
- Pet Memorial – some pet cemeteries let you place the cremation urn in a specific place. You can purchase a marker or inscription to indicate pertinent details. If you wish to be more elaborate, consider getting a carving done of the pet or attach a photo to a marker or other form of recognition device
When your pet dies, there is no shame in grieving. Do not be afraid to shed a tear. If he r she has been part of your family for many years, you have the moral right to grieve and even memorialize. A cremation urn allows you to do both.