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Cherished Ones Creates Unique Way to Honor Pet

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We've all experienced the loss of a pet. It's the one thing that breaks us as rescuers and animal lovers. That's why having a way to preserve their memory is so important. 

Cherished Ones has just released their Pet Perennials line of memorial pet products. These are a line of unique crafts that help you memorialize pets at any stage of their life. 

Their seed wafers use organic materials and your pet's cremains to grow perennial wildflowers so your pet is remembered year after year. The MiY Pet Perennials Kit makes approximately 12 seed wafers. They are so effective that you need not even plant them into the ground. Just place in the area you want to remember your pet, whether it's a planter or area of your yard, and your lost pet will be remembered forever. 

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Miss Me (But Let Me Go)

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Many of us have lost dogs and cats over the years. The worst part of having a pet is knowing that you're likely to outlive them. This poem spoke to us and we hope it speaks to you as well. We've created a dog version and a cat version - both are below. May your heart be eased knowing that your pets want you to be happy in life. It's their truest mission, after all. 

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Paw Pods: Affordable, All-Natural Pet Urns

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There is nothing more painful than losing a pet. Not only is there the stress of losing our best friend, there is the worry about what to do with their remains. When we lost Tristan, and more recently, Ghost and Blackie, we could barely afford the cremation services, let alone purchase an urn in which to keep their cremains. At the time, our options were severely limited.

But recently, we were introduced to PawPods– a unique, biodegradable urn that helps you really cope with the loss of a pet in a way that won’t break the bank.

Paw Pods is committed to green practices and each urn is made from bamboo and rice husk, creating a completely biodegradable, eco-friendly burial pod. Their patent pending process uses all natural dyes, glues, and sealers.

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Grieve the Loss of a Family Pet With These 5 Steps

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Who hasn't wept at the end of Marley & Me or My Dog Skip? The death of a pet is devastating, whether it's on the big screen or reality. Pets are beloved companions that are part of the family, and their loss is greatly felt. Use the following guide as a way to honor their life and handle grief after losing your four-legged companion.

Emotional Prep

Emotionally preparing for your pet’s end-of-life will help ease the burden when it actually happens. The Pet Loss Professionals Alliance provides a tribute guide for planning ahead for the loss of your pet. If you know the end of life is near for your pet, reflect on your pet's life with your family. Print out the guide and mark down special memories for a tribute page that includes your pet's:

  • Favorite food
  • Favorite activity
  • Favorite place to sleep
  • Something they disliked
  • A few special memories

 

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Artful Ashes: Remembering Our Pets In Art

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The loss of a pet can strike us deep in our hearts. While our pets memories will forever be with us, it’s in art that we can capture an artistic impression of our pet.

Rainbow Bridge Hearts uses your pets cremains to create a unique and beautiful piece of glass art that you can keep with you forever (and if you are interested in doing the same with the cremains of a human loved one, there is a separate division called Artful Ashes).

With artistic swirls of color and ashes, each work of art is unique to you and your pet. Your best friend’s cremains are handled carefully and with the utmost respect, strict tracking and production methods are followed, so you know that your remembrance art is truly unique. Each heart is stamped for individual identification.

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