4. May 2013 06:30
It would be a safe assumption that these two are best buddies. If you have any similar pictures we would love to see them. Our goal is to not only to provide you with pet urns and other pet loss memorials, but also provide online resources to share with others the memories you had with your pet. You don't have to wait to share your memories from yesterday or years ago today! Enjoy the smile this picture puts on your face.
29. April 2013 10:11
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,
”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
Author : Unknown
This was reposted from a Facebook post by Rick Weitl
12. April 2013 16:10
The loss of a beloved pet is an experience all pet owners must face. You may feel the time came too soon to consider their final resting place. When you are ready, there are a number of things to consider when choosing a pet urn. Please use this guide to help you make the best decision for your pet's memorial urn.
Choosing the Right Size
There are a number of questions to ask when considering a pet urn. First, it's important to choose the correct size urn for your pet. Its best to assume every eight pounds of pet will require 10 cubic inches of inside urn space. For example, an 80 pound pet requires a pet urn with 100 cubic inches of space inside. If you are wavering between urn sizes for your pet, it’s better to have too much space, then not enough.
Think About Setting
Another thing to consider is where you will be displaying or storing the urn. Will it be on display in a particular room? If so, you should choose a material and color that will coordinate with that room. If you plan on having the pet urn be the focal point on the room, consider an urn that is intricately designed or carries a more artistic material. Pet urns are available in a variety of materials including brass, wood, glass, bronze, ceramic and marble. If burying your pets remains is what you’ve chosen, you may want to consider a biodegradable pet urn. This will allow you to give your pet the proper goodbye in a style that suits you, while still protecting the environment.
Select a Comfortable Budget
Even when considering something as important as honoring your departed pet, it still may be important to stay within budget. Pet urns come in a variety of prices. If you are looking to stay in a lower budget range, consider a small pendent pet urn that will only hold a portion of your pets ashes. If money is not a factor, the options are endless and can even be personalized with pictures, designs or sculptures of your pet. No one wants to experience the loss of a loved pet. Being able to store or display their ashes in a beautiful pet urn and remember them for years to come is one of the best ways to honor their memory and keep them close.
2. April 2013 13:59
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26. March 2012 19:30
What if I told you that, in time, the pain will go away? That, years from now, you will look fondly on the good memories of your pet without your heart breaking? Well, it’s not only possible; it’s true. According to popular psychology, there is a process of grieving that most people go through when dealing with a loss. Understanding this process will help you see the light at the end of the tunnel of grief. The theory of coping with death was developed by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and is easily recognized by the acronym DABDA: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Briefly, each stage of coping is described below:
- Denial -- “There’s no way this could be happening to me."
- Anger -- "Why me? I don’t deserve this.”
- Bargaining -- “Maybe if I tried this new medication or procedure, he wouldn’t die.”
- Depression -- “I don’t know how to deal with this. I’m just so sad.”
- Acceptance -- “It will be okay. I can accept this.”
When grieving a loss of a pet (or any other loved one), it’s important to know that emotions like anger and denial are normal and that, although you may always miss your best friend, you will one day be able to move on. If your emotions seem too much to handle on your own, don’t feel bad about seeking help, either from friends or from a professional. You can also consider letting Best Friend Services help you choose the best pet memorial for your dog, cat or other pet. When you’ve moved through the grieving process, you’ll be thankful you’ve chosen to memorialize your loved one in such a special way. Having a physical remembrance in place for your pet can help you to find closure to the grieving process.