7 Special Ways To Remember A Beloved Pet

7 Special Ways To Remember A Beloved Pet

Losing a pet is never easy, they are a part of the family and losing one is like losing a family member. When they cross the rainbow bridge they leave our side but that doesn't mean we have to stop loving or remembering them.

Here are 7 special ways to remember a beloved pet. 

  • Light a candle.

Lighting a candle has been a popular way of remembering a lost loved one. You can designate a specific time each day, one day of the week or even on special occasions such as a "gotcha days" and birthdays.

Personalised Pet Memorial Tealight Holder

Alternatively you can light a virtual candle on the online forum from www.rainbowbridge.com. This forum is a free forum offered to everyone. You are able to add your beloved pet to the Monday Night Candle Ceremony tribute list.

  • Post on an online memorial wall.
Create your own online pet tribute that can be shared on our pet memorial wall. You can share stories, favourite memories and a photo of you beloved pet. Our pet memorial wall is designed to help bring comfort, a place remember while also reading about other much loved pets. You might not think that one photo could help anyone else remember their own pets, but trust us: when we see all of those photos together, it really helps us feel connected to other pet owners who are going through the same thing we are.
You can submit your pet tribute here.
  • Create a photo album, collage or a scrapbook.
Photos allow us to keep memories alive and share them with others, creating a photo album, collage or scrapbook is a great way to keep all your favourite memories in one place to look at whenever you're feeling down.
You can pull out old photos, put together a collage, or just write down the stories that make up your pet's life. It doesn't matter if it's fancy or simple: either way, you'll be able to look back on it whenever we want to remember them.
  • Donate to a charity
Donating to a charity in memory can be a meaningful way to say goodbye. 

When Eric sadly passed away, Canvas & Bear raised money for Cats Matter UK. Cats Matter UK spread awareness and challenge laws surrounding cat road safety. Raising money in memory of Eric really helped ease the pain of losing him. 

You could also volunteer your time and help in animal shelters.

To find out more about Cats Matter UK you can visit their website www.catsmatter.org

  • Create a memorial video
If you have videos and photos of your beloved pet you could compile your favourite ones into a video to watch and remember the great times shared whenever you're missing them. 
  • Scatter ashes
If you have chosen cremation, you may wish to scatter your beloved pet in their favourite spot they liked to visit. You could visit this place whenever you're feeling down and on special occasions to reflect on the great times you shared together.    
  • Grow a plant or tree

Growing plants or tree's is a great way to signify life & continued growth in honour of your beloved pet. It will provide you with a place to reflect on the precious memories shared together.

Personalised Pet Memorial Plant Pot

The great thing about all of these ideas is that you can use them both when you first start to feel the pain of losing a pet and also as a way to commemorate their life every year on their special day.

Have you done any special to remember your beloved pet? We would love to hear all about it down below!

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