Pet Memorial Gifts. If you know of a friend or a family member that has recently lost a pet, then you know that they are in a heartbroken state. Some people might not understand why a human could have such strong emotions for a pet animal. But what these people don’t understand, is that the pet is a family member. Many children define their childhoods by their times with the family pet. Maybe the pet was a protective companion when the child went on long walks. Maybe the pet served as a hugging toy for the young child. Many children love to lay next to, or on top of the dog for warmth, comfort, and support.
Or, if the pet owner is single, they relied on the pet for a source of loving, non-judgmental support. Many pet owners look forward to coming home at the end of a long day and having their pet greet them at the door. After dealing with the pressures of work and life, nothing feels better than to start a relaxing evening off with love and acknowledgement from one’s pet.
These are the things that get lost when a pet owner loses their pet. They literally lose a part of themselves. They feel lost. So, it would be a great idea to be there for them in their time of grief, and to offer them one of a variety of pet memorial gifts. Here is a look at a variety of pet memorial gifts that can be offered to a grieving pet owner that might want pet memorials:
A pet collage or memorial: Do you happen to have any pictures of you, your friend, and the pet? If you have any photos around with the deceased pet in them, use them as part of a collage or a memorial. Try to find a poem, or write one yourself. You can put something together, and present this to your friend as a tender gift that they will love and appreciate.
A memorial box: This will be a treasure box of sorts, for the pet. You can present them with a wooden or glass box that is especially great for pet memorial gifts. You could get it engraved with the name of the pet on a plate that will be affixed to the box. In the way, the pet owner can keep the pet’s small belongings, like their collar, their name tags, maybe stray hairs, notes, or anything else to hold on to bits and pieces of their pets.
A pet urn: Pet urns make wonderful pet memorial gifts. They aren’t expensive, and they will save an expense and a detail for your friend. They might be so overwhelmed with grief, they can’t bear to select an urn themselves. Urns come in a variety of shapes, and materials, and they do a wonderful job as pet memorials that last for a very long time.
A care package: Again, your friend might be overwhelmed with tremendous amounts of grief. If the pet owner is a child, their hearts will be broken. It will be a great idea to put together a care package for them so that they can eat comfort treats, and maybe reflect on the good times that they had with their pets. In this way, care packages make good pet memorial gifts.
When you select pet memorial gifts for your pet, you are going a long way in being a good and loving friend for the person who lost one of their family members.
Article by Stewart Ames.