Honoring your pet is the most natural way to start the healing process.
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 to you.
Here are three creative ideas:
1. Paint Sacred Rocks
This first option is one close to our hearts. After our dog Elliott died, our daughter Abbey painted and decorated a selection of rocks and created sacred space in our garden for them.
Similarly, you could get a garden stone engraved with your pet’s name to decorate your garden.
This may be a good option if you plan to move soon or only have a small place to memorialize your pet. However, other options on our list create a more lasting memorial.
2. Turn Your Pet’s Ashes into a Diamond
Often we spare no expense for our pets, and you can do this even after they’re gone. If you’ve got the means, you can now turn your pet’s ashes into a stunning 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 cost tens of thousands of dollars. For some people, it’s worth every penny. However, for most of us it’s a cost-prohibitive and may not celebrate the life of our pet enough.
3. Turn Your Pet’s Ashes into a Tree
Our favorite way to memorialize a pet is to get a biodegradable urn that is 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. Her experience has been both healing and calming, helping her cope.
Jill told us: “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!”
New life can often be the most fulfilling way to celebrate and remember the loss of any friend or family member. A living, growing memorial that can stay with your family and provide comfort whenever you need. Consider trying the Bios Urn to give your pet a new kind of life.