7. March 2012 09:00
You may be prepared for the loss of your own pet, but what about your friends and family? Do they have a plan in place? Often times, when faced with the impending death of a loved one, people forget to ask some of the questions that should seem obvious: Will the pet be buried or cremated? How will we tell the kids? Will we hold a service? So, when a friend experiences a loss, there are plenty of ways you can help soften the blow and take care of some of the details for them. Some ideas for how you can help:
- Arrange a casual gathering to share memories of and stories about the family pet. Plan it at a comfortable place with familiar friends and good food.
- Create a photo album of pet photos as a gift for your friend. If you can make it a surprise, it might be even more special to them.
- Bring your friend a homemade meal on their first day without their pet to give them a day off. Offer to eat the meal with them--they may want company. (Or they may not! Always ask first.)
- Help them choose a way to commemorate their pet in a more permanent way with a memorial plaque or urn. Best Friend Services offers various options for the perfect gift. But, if you can't decide which product is best, one safe bet is a Best Friends Services gift certificate.
No matter how you choose to help your friend mourn their loss, remember that being present and available to help is the best thing you can do. The rest will fall into place.
27. September 2011 13:44
When you lose a pet that is part of your family, it is incredibly hard. This pet was your best friend and helped you through a lot of hard times in your life. They loved you unconditionally and respected you no matter what. They were always there for you. In this grieving period, it is hard to let go of such an important part of your life.
Best Friend Services offers pet owners a way to keep a part of their pet with them always. This elegant keepsake pendant is a perfect way to keep your former best friend close to your heart. The pendant is hand-crafted from solid sterling silver and includes a 20 inch chain. This pendant is designed to keep a tiny clip of hair or portion of cremains to help remember your pet.
This featured pet memorial is a way to remember your loved one and keep a piece of them close to you forever. Please take a moment to look at this classic pendant that preserves the memory of your pet.
9. June 2011 11:28
Losing a pet is heartbreaking. I think everyone who has ever lost a pet knows that it's like losing a member of your family. There are no words to describe the feeling of the loss that you feel. I have lost four pets in my life thus far, and each one of them has been just as sad as the last. I don't know if you can ever fully get over the loss of a beloved pet, but I do think that memoralizing them in some way helps with the grieving process.
It is always a dilemma on what we should do to memorialize our lost pet. There are not a lot of resources out there for people who are experiencing the loss of a pet. That factor is a significant reason why Best Friend Services was created. No one who has just lost a pet wants to spend hours on the internet looking for cremation services, urns, memorial plaques, etc.
What is the perfect way to honor a lost friend? Is it just simply burying them in the back yard? I think the more appropriate way to honor your pet is through memoralizing them in some fashion. That's why I love pet urns. Best Friend Services actually offers pet urns that look like garden stones that you can put in your garden. You should honor your pet in whatever you feel comfortable with, and pet urns are a great option. Let us help you through this difficult time of grieving a friend so that you can turn your pet's loss into pet memories.