When a Pet Loss is Experienced Around the Holidays

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Winter ushers in time for family, reasons to get cozy, and many pleasant memories. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of loss and devastation. When a pet loss occurs during the holiday season, the toll taken on the heart can be more sharply felt than any other time of year. You may feel that you are under an obligation to celebrate and be merry, as other people around you are doing. This isn’t the case. You are allowed to grieve. You are allowed to mourn, cry, scream, and feel .....

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Custom Pet Headstone: A DIY Project

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Custom Pet Headstone: A DIY Project While mourning the loss of your pet is a devastating experience, some may find comfort in hands-on activities, such as crafting. Creating a pet headstone is an excellent way to create a lasting memorial right in your own backyard. If you’re interested in creating a custom pet headstone for your beloved animal friend, here’s a great way to try it from home: Materials: A bag of mortar A mold, such as a dispo.....

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Unique Dog Memorials for Beloved Friends

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Unique Dog Memorials for Beloved Friends Sometimes, simple just doesn’t cut it. Memorializing a beloved pet can go far beyond the obvious. Check out some of these unique dog memorials that might just fit into your idea of remembering your frisky Fido: Memorial Tattoos If you love getting inked, a dog memorial tattoo might be the perfect tribute to Spot. Just as tattoo lovers can be seen with memorial pieces for lost loved ones, dog memorials can be an excellent .....

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Your Pet Memorial Stones are Important for Healing

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As pet owners, we have all experienced others who do not understand how it feels to deeply love our pets. They may question our mourning period or wonder why we are spending money on pet memorial stones. Of course, you owe no explanation to these people. You are allowed to feel however you feel, without the pressure of explaining yourself. In fact, the Holmes and Race stress scale, which gives values to stressful events and helps gauge the amount of stress that a person is under, ranks losin.....

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The Big 3 Design Concepts of Pet Grave Markers

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Creating pet grave markers for a departed friend is a task that can seem almost impossible. Proper preparation allows you the time and space to heal, instead of forcing you to stress about the logistics of planning the memorial service.   Materials  There are more materials than you can imagine that can be crafted into a pet grave marker. If you’re on a budget, consider riverstones. These smooth, grey stones can b.....

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3 Touching Ways to Personalize Pet Memorial Stones

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As you begin to plan the memorial for a beloved, departed pet, you may wonder how to truly honor the spirit and love that they brought into your home. A classic option is the pet memorial stone. These beautiful, natural memorials are a personalized way to remember your sweet companion for years after their passing. One of the best aspects of these stones are that they are highly personalizable! If you’re wondering how to customize the memorial, check out this.....

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Quotes and Sayings About Losing a Cat

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Cats are so fiercely independent, we can sometimes wonder if they even know that we’re in the room! But, that’s what cat-owners love about their felines. The haughtiness and regality of a cat can bring touching moments of laughter and joy, especially when they drop the act to curl up on your lap. Gaining a cat’s affection can be an arduous task, so losing a beloved cat can take an especially distressing toll on a pet-owner. Find solace in these quotes about the kittens we love. .....

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Quotes and Sayings About Losing a Dog

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Dogs have held a special place in human hearts for as long as they have been domesticated. Loyal, silly, and kind, dogs make the best companions. They listen without judgement and love you without fear. When you’ve lost a dog, it can be hard to place your feelings into words. Following are a few quotes that can help you get on the right track.   “People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.” –Lilian Jackson Braun .....

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Quotes and Sayings About Losing a Pet

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Quotes and Sayings About Losing a Pet Losing a pet can be as difficult as losing a member of your own family. Sometimes, it can be impossible to find the words that truly express the complicated array of emotions that you are feeling. If you are planning a memorial for your furry friend, here are some quotes and sayings that may inspire your thinking:   “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains .....

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Helping Children Cope with the Death of a Pet

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For most children, a beloved pet is their first best friend. Sadly, pets are often also a child’s first experience with loss. Because children do not have the same cognitive ability to deal with their emotions or understand their world at the level that adults do, it is up to the adults in their life to help them work through the very complicated process of understanding, grieving, and accepting death. The first step in this process is telling the child that their pet has died. Try t.....

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