When a pet dies, it feels as though a part of us dies, too. They have been part of our lives for so long that it’s hard to imagine what life is going to be like without them.
It can be therapeutic to memorialize your pet in a way that is meaningful and individualized.
Here are 3 creative ideas:
1. Paint Sacred Rocks
After their dog Elliott died, the Richter family and their daughter Abbey painted and decorated a selection of rocks and created a sacred space in their garden to remember Elliot.
Similarly, you could create a garden stone engraved with your pet’s name to decorate your garden.
2. Turn Your Pet’s Ashes into a Diamond
According to Mother Nature Network, the ashes are “heated to 5,000 degrees Celsius, which reduces them to purified carbon. Then the carbon goes into a diamond press, where heat and pressure are applied at the same time to create the gem.”
The process can take about nine months and can costs tens of thousands of dollars, but for some people, it’s worth it. One service that does this is Life Gem.
3. Turn Your Pet’s Ashes into a Tree
For a more eco-friendly and affordable option, think about getting a biodegradable urn specifically designed to turn your pet’s ashes into a tree.
Planting a tree like this will allow you to create a lasting memorial that will literally live on for years to come.
One of our friends, Jill Lublin did this for her cat, Luna, and shared, “It helps me to know she lives on – not only in my heart but also creating more life. The urn is great for closure, great for the planet and helps my sweet Luna live on forever!”
What other creative ways do you know of to memorialize a beloved pet?
Please share your ideas with other pet owners by commenting on this post!