Tips on Choosing a Customized Pet Urn

When the unthinkable has happened and you have lost your beloved pet, it can seem impossible to have to make actual decisions about how to best proceed. After all, in many instances, it is as if you have just lost your very best friend. Who could possibly determine whether to proceed with burial or cremation after the loss of a pet? Moreover, additional decisions that follow that initial determination make the entire process seem almost too much to bear.

However, it must be done and choosing the right way for memorializing your pet, be it a pet memorial service, a pet grave marker, a pet urn, or perhaps a scrapbook of memories, something needs to be done to help you to come to terms with your loss. For example, pet owners that opt to have their pets cremated might just find comfort in choosing just the right pet urn in which to preserve the remains of their beloved friend. After all, what better way to pay tribute to your pet than by choosing a pet urn that is completely representative of their vibrant, loving personality?

Choosing a customized pet urn should be based completely on personal preference. If the décor of the space in which you are displaying the pet urn is simple and somewhat somber, then you can either choose a color and/or design to contrast with the existing décor and brightens it up a little; or you can opt to match the décor with a pet urn that is equally demure. The choice is yours in terms of how you want to express the personality of your animal in conjunction with adding to your home décor.

Pet urns come in a variety of materials, from sturdy, staid wood to beautiful, glossy ceramic. The different shapes and sizes of urns will accommodate a variety of needs, for those that must contain a large amount of ashes for larger pets to smaller urns for a smaller amount of pet cremains. There are a variety of different types of designs available for pet owners to choose for their pet urn. There are bold, bright colors of all ranges, from deep blues and greens to bright reds and oranges. Pet urns can be found in just about every color of the rainbow. In terms of design, from intricate swishes and swirls to funky shapes and patterns to those engraved with the name of the deceased pet, there is literally something for everyone when it comes to finding the right pet urn for your most special friend.

When coping with pet loss, pet owners go to great lengths to find just the right pet urn. The final resting place of your pet is your last opportunity to express all of the love and appreciation that you feel for your dear friend and to pay tribute to the wonderful years that you spent together. A customized pet urn is a great way to do so, ensuring that you have a piece of art to hold the ashes of your pet and to reflect the unique personality of your beloved animal.

5 Things to Remember When Coping With the Passing of a Pet

1. Remember the good times that you had with your pet, and focus on those positive memories. Pets bring ample amount of joy into our lives. There is nothing quite so purely happy as a dog or cat whose owner has just returned home. Pets enjoy each moment of life, and their antics can bring smiles to the faces of their owners, even on bad days or during times of trouble. Savor the months or years that you had with your pet, and remind yourself that this joy was worth the loss you are feeling now. Your pet would not want you to be sad, as your pet was happiest when you were happy.

2. Remember that pets do not fear passing away. Unlike humans, who are aware of and apprehensive about death, pets do not have a conscious sense of the future or their eventual passing. Pets live in the moment and are purely happy for each day they have on earth. Take joy in the fact that your pet was not frightened, but simply passed though a stage that all pets eventually must pass through.

3. Remember that although pets lives our shorter than humans, they’re lives are much more filled with joy. People spend a lot of their time doing tasks that are necessary- going to work, paying bills, taking care of chores and running errands. Pets do not have these tedious tasks to cope with. A dog or cat or other pet is purely happy for each moment they are awake- a simple activity like watching the birds or going for a walk is pure bliss to a pet. Even an afternoon nap is a treat, something to be savored and delighted in. Although their lives are shorter than ours, their enjoyment of simple pleasures ensures their lives are filled with joy.

4. Remember to honor your pet. Writing pet memorials is an excellent way to honor your beloved companion. By writing an online memorial, you are sharing your pets’ memory with the world. You are also giving yourself an opportunity to reflect on the times you and your pet shared, in order to celebrate and remember. When human family members die, we give eulogies in order to remember them, and a pet memorial is a similar concept for our animal friends. It can provide excellent closure and healing to write this memorial, as well as a lasting tribute to your companion. Reading the pet memorials left by others can also help in the grieving process, as you delight in the simple love between a pet and their owner. Pet urns or pet headstones are also excellent ways to honor the memory of your beloved companion.

5. Remember that your pet is still with you. Your pet’s spirit and the times you had together lives on in memory and memorials. Whether you choose to have your pet cremated or buried in your back yard there are a variety of ways to keep pay tribute to the love and friendship that your pet so generously shared with you.

A Pet Memorial Tribute

Pets are more than just animals we take into our homes to entertain or amuse us. They eventually become a part of the family and also demand and need love, understanding, care, security and dedication from us although not in the same degree that us humans do. However, just as it is with humans, there comes a time when pets succumb to death. The cause can be natural or accidental and the sad truth is, no amount of pampering can exclude and save pets from death.

Since an unlikely bond is almost always forged between pet and owner, it’s only right for the pet owner to grieve the loss of his pet. As much as possible, a pet owner would want to accord due honor to the pet who have stuck with him through thick and thin, even proving to be more loyal than most friends.

There are groups which understand the pain a pet owner goes through hence, the concept of pet memorials was started. The idea behind a pet memorial is so that a pet owner can have something tangible to hold on to that would remind him of his many wonderful memories with his pet.

Pet memorials require a lot of planning. This includes deciding whether the pet will be given a proper burial, complete with eulogies and all in a pet cemetery, or just involve erecting a marker in a place which holds special meaning to both pet and pet owner. The marker can be inscribed with the pet’s name, his birth and death dates, as well as the name of his owner.

There are many forms of pet memorials but if you belong to the class which loves supporting causes, then you might also consider donating money, I to a cause that supports animal rights.