Pet Memorial and Children

What to say when a pet dies

What to say when a pet dies

Dealing with the death of a pet can be very difficult for children.

This is why it is important to include the children in the selection of the most appropriate, high quality and customized pet memorial.

Pet memorials would be a good starting point to allow your children to be active and respectful in the grieving process.

A good starting point is allow the children to be a part of the planning process for example allowing them to write a simple poem.

A goodbye note explaining in detail what you must love about your pet and why.

When you have the funeral for them, your child can participate from reciting the poem or favorite note in front of everyone. [Read more…]

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Pet Euthanasia

Guarding the home

Guarding the home

It is only natural to assume that since our pet loved eating, sleeping and playing in the home that they would cherish the last hours of their life there.

Man’s best friend loves to live, play and eat at his home.

It is very likely that your dog has lived his entire like in your living or family room where many fond memories have taken place.

His home is surrounded by his family and things in life that he enjoyed the most.

Regardless if your dog has died from a devastating illness or from natural causes, your dog may be much better place when he dies in his own home. [Read more…]

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Michigan Military Dog Memorial

Michigan War Dog Memorial

Michigan Military Dog Burial

Military K-9 dogs that serve in police departments in Michigan like Quinn with the Fowlerville Police Department was interred at the Michigan War Dog Memorial in Lyon at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Quinn in a not a Michigan native K-9 but was born in his native country of Germany in April 2002. In October 2003 he was brought to Rudy Drexler’s school for dogs in Indiana. [Read more…]

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Pet Mourning

What to say when a pet dies

What to say when a pet dies

What To Say When a Friend Has Lost a Pet

Has a friend or family member recently lost a pet and now are going throrugh a period of pet mourning?

When Andy died after being hit by a car, I remember feeling a profound sense of loss and dreaded going to work the next day. “My dog died,” I told my co-workers.

Best things to say to someone who lost a Pet

Sometimes keeping things simple  and just say you are sorry for their loss.

Those around a bereaved owner may hesitate to say anything out of discomfort, not knowing what to say, or trying to avoid having the topic come up at all. Make no mistake, they haven’t forgotten that they are sad, they’re just stuffing it down as hard as they can because that is what one is supposed to do.

Mention your favorite memory of the pet:

I love this one.

  • Share a memory, something their pet did, or how their fur felt, or how they always leaned up against your leg.
  • The hug is what most people do during funerals
  • If you can’t think of any words, just go for the hug.

Grief is not a straight line that decreases in a defined percentage each day. Think of it more like a receding tide, waves roll in, then go back out, then roll up again, and pull back, a little bit further each time. There are good days and bad days, and having a meltdown 6 months after the fact in a grocery market just happens sometimes. It just does.

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Your Pets Funeral

How to Conduct a Pet’s Funeral

How to Conduct a Pet’s Funeral

Your family pet has passed away, and now comes the difficult time of planning your pets funeral.

The death came unexpectedly and you had not prepared yourself for what comes next. You want to be sensitive to everyone but need to take care of it as soon as possible.

That’s what we are all about.

Pet funeral homes in the state of Michigan near Lansing and Grand Rapids often can arrange for pick up of the pet at the private home or Veterinarian facility as well. This should be the same in most other areas of the country if you are near a metropolitan area. [Read more…]