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.
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