Animal memorials can be a touching way to remember in death someone who was close to you in life. Many people find owning a pet not only an enjoyable pastime, but an important part of life as well. To many pet owners, pets are a part of the family. It only makes sense to have animal memorials for such beloved members of one’s family.
There are so many benefits to owning a pet. It’s known that in the first year of a child’s life, having a pet around can actually lead to the child having a lower frequency of developing asthma. Having any pet, but especially a dog, can provide a person with opportunities to exercise and have social interaction. And pets can help fill a void for people who don’t have children. In fact, 27 percent of people who own pets have photos taken of their pets with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, or themselves.
And getting to know your pet can provide great fun facts for any event. For example, how many people know what breed of dog is the only one without a pink tongue? It’s the chow, whose tongue is black. And cats only meow at humans. It is rare for them to use their meows with other cats. Pets and everything about them can provide fun discovery.
So, when that special pet dies, what kind of animal memorial is best for him or her? Pet memorials can consist of items such as pet markers, or pet memorial stones. Memorial stones for pets can be placed in a special pet cemetery noting the pets name and lifespan. Pet stones can come in different shapes and sizes and be as discreet or noticeable as one prefers. Of course, animal memorials are as personal a choice as any funeral arrangement for a loved one would be. Animal memorials can be in a public venue, or private. For example, animal memorials can include the cremated remains of a beloved companion in a special urn or other container that can be kept in a special location in one’s home. Perhaps near where the pet enjoyed laying on the floor.
Animal memorials are important tributes to someone who has been special in one’s life. Take time to make them special in death, too.