Pet Grave Markers

We all love our pets dearly; they are truly members of our families. And when we lose them, we have a deep need to honor and pay tribute to all of the love and friendship that they gave to us so freely. Pet grave markers are the perfect way to memorialize our pets because they can be used indoors or outdoors and come in a wide variety of types, sizes and customizations.

Today more than ever, pets are becoming recognized members of our households and families. They bring us so much joy, laughter, companionship and comfort, but when we lose them, we’re often blindsided by the depth of pain that we feel.

For this reason, it is very helpful to give some thought now, to what you think that you would like to do when the ill-fated day arrives and you lose your beloved companion. It is not something that any of us want to think about, but when the time comes, it makes it much easier to deal with if we have already made these difficult decisions.

Running a pet memorials company, I talk to grieving pet owners every day, and I hear over and over again from the brokenhearted, how they wish that they would have thought about these difficult decisions when they weren’t so emotionally fragile and could think more clearly.

Pet grave markers are a lovely choice because you can use them to mark a grave, or, if you don’t choose to actually bury the body, they can be placed in a garden, under your pet’s favorite tree, or in their favorite shady spot in your yard to simply mark a sacred spot and create a living memorial to their life and to your treasured memories of them.

When I lost my horse Pepper in 1982, she was put down, taken away, and that was the end of it. But it wasn’t the end of the pain that I felt in my heart. I got another horse, but he sure wasn’t my Pepper! I wish that I would have had some options to help me pay tribute to her friendship and all of the fun times and adventures that we had had together.

We recently lost our dog Bobo to cancer, and while we did not choose to bury his body (he was 112 lbs!), we’re having a stone made that we can place in a special spot in our yard. The beauty of this also, is that if we move, we can take the stone with us.

For those who live in apartments, rental homes or are in homes that they know they won’t be in forever, pet grave markers also come in sizes small enough that can be placed in bookstands on a table, mantle or bookshelf.

Pet grave markers come in a wide variety of stone types including rustic ones like flagstone, bluestone, slate and quartz, and more traditional and classic stones like granite and marble. And of course, granite and marble come in a wide variety of colors. Anything can be engraved on a pet grave marker – poems, epitaphs, graphic images. They can be personalized to be the most meaningful.

We owe it to our pets to pay tribute to their lives and their love and friendship. The unconditional love that they share with us is a great gift and often a great teacher. They deserve nothing less than the very best.

Explore a wide variety of pet grave markers and pet urns.

Marijuana Or Cannabis – Can It CURE Your Pet? Is It LEGAL? Will It Hurt Your Pet?

Maico is giant Poodle – he was 85 pounds in his prime – now he is 70 pounds.

Today he is 12 years old, has cataracts, arthritis in his hind quarters, watery tumors, is nearly deaf and is having occasional bowel “accidents.” What has happened after 3 weeks of ingesting oil made from Cannabis or hemp or weed or pot? Find out…

Look, we are very conservative people. We have been taught for decades about the evils of weed. However, when a loved one with four legs is in trouble things change in a hurry – we are not rich – we would not spend thousands to save a dog (as sad as that is).

What changed our minds about medical weed? (FYI – “Marijuana is a derogatory term meaning “one who smokes too much” and should not be used. Hemp is Hemp – the commercial plant contains less than 1% THC while the current “get high weed” has been cross bred to contain 16% or more THC).

Medical weed is promoted for its’ ability to kill pain from cancer or anything and it does that. However, there appears to be AMAZING healing attributes that have been largely ignored.

So, what about Maico (our giant Poodle – a very large Standard Poodle)?

Well, after 3 weeks of ingesting a small amount of oil made from Cannabis at bed time, Maico is regaining strength in his hind quarters. He had gotten to the point where I would have to lift him (70 pounds) up on our bed. He still believes he cannot get up on his own, but if I simply hold my hands lightly on his hind quarters – up he goes. This morning during his walk he ran a bit and kicked up his hind paws!

His hearing has improved from hearing almost nothing to being able to tell the direction from where the sound is coming – and the “sound” is my voice below the level of a shout.

His cataracts are bad – one eye is worse than the other. Just 3 weeks later, his better eye is visibly changed – yes, we believe the cataract is thinning. He can once again catch treats. The other eye is probably getting better but we can’t visually see the change in that eye as of yet.

His big tumor (outside of his rib cage) seems to be shrinking a bit.

We have had zero “accidents” in the last 2 weeks.

He sleeps like a rock and wakes up alert, hungry and interested in what is going on around him. His general spirit is improved.

What will happen from here?

We are going to increase the amount of Cannabis Oil we are giving him – and we will experiment with giving it to him during the day. What will it do? Who knows! All we know is that this dog is as dear to us as our children – and we will miss him so much if he dies or if we have to put him down… we are ready to be bold in our treatment.

How are we doing this legally?

My wife has a condition that is helped by the oil. We obtain it legally under California Medical Marijuana law (MML). This required a visit to a Physician (although in California a Naturopathic Doctor can prescribe MM to a human).

The cost is relatively low. There is no recorded death of a human from hemp – it does not affect the respiratory system. We give Maico the oil by placing a small amount on a small piece of cracker. I insert the cracker into a piece of hotdog. I open his jaw and place it toward the back of his mouth.

What information made us think this oil would help our dog Maico?

Rick Simpson is a Canadian layman who has had great results by making Rick Simpson Oil… Rick has given the oil to over 5,000 people with some remarkable results. If you go to You Tube and put “Rick Simpson Tribute” into the search window the tribute video will come up. It is long but it is worth your time – it may help your pet. Humans who use the oil (which more like grease) start off with a dab the size of half a grain of short grain rice. We started Maico on half that.

The best policy is to start out with very little – especially with small animals.


We all want our pets to have long healthy lives and peaceful ends. Watching the tribute video about Rick Simpson will give you enough information to make a decision for your pet. Official Research into the real benefits of Hemp or Cannabis is just starting to wind up. Desperate situations call for bold action. Only you can decide if it is right for your pet.

Choosing the Perfect Memorial Or Tribute For Your Wonderful Pets

We humans have forged strong and lasting bonds with the pets we love. We feed them, and shelter them. We laugh with them at their antics, exercise with them, give them love and affection. In return we receive affection, fun, exercise, and unconditional love and trust.

Beyond the benefits that we receive from our day to day interactions with our pets, animals have proven to have a positive effect on our physical and emotional well being. This is evidenced by the thousands of dogs, cats, horses and other animals that are used at rehabilitation centers and care facilities around the world. It is also evidenced by many scientific studies that prove the health benefits such as lowering our blood pressure and creating overall feelings of well being. One of these studies is the 1999 American Heart Association on blood pressure conducted with the State University of New York.

We worry about our pets when they appear sad and when they are sick. We grieve deeply for them when they pass.

Over the years we humans have realized that memorials and tributes that help us with the passing of our human loved ones can also help us with the passing of our animal loved ones.

There are thousands of ways to memorialize or pay tribute to your pet and you can choose the perfect one for your tribute to your beloved pet.

1. If your cremate your pet:
o Choose a beautiful Premium Natural Hardwood urn that displays your favorite photograph of your pet. The wood urn holds your pet’s ashes and comes with a brass plate engraved with the pet’s name, statistics, and or sentiments mounted below the picture.
o Choose a Premium Natural Hardwood urn with an adorable figurine likeness of your pet perched on top and a brass plate engraved with the pet’s name, statistics, and or sentiments mounted on the front. There are over 700 figurines to choose from, including dogs, cats, birds, horses and wildlife.
o Choose a beautiful vase urn crafted from Solid Marble, Antiqued Colors of Silver, Gold or Copper or handcrafted from Solid Brass to hold your pet’s ashes. Each one comes with a brass plate engraved with the pet’s name, statistics, and or sentiments mounted on the base of the urn. These come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors to fit your d├ęcor and taste.
o Choose a wonderful Life Size figurine urn that is an adorable likeness of your pet.

2. If don’t cremate your pet:
o Choose to immortalize your beloved pet by having your favorite photo etched in beautiful Polished Black Marble to sit on your desk or mantle.

By Susie K Parkhurst