Pet Memorials 101
Pet Cremation Urns
Pet Urn Sizes
Memorials for Pets
Create a Memorial for Your Cat
Dogs in Heaven
Grieving Over Pet Loss
How to Memorialize Your Horse
Why We Love Cats
Why We Love Dogs
Does the Funeral Rule Apply to Pet Cemeteries
What Happens to a Pets Body After It Dies
What To Do When a Pet Dies
Create a Memorial for Your Cat
The perfect tribute for a special friend
To create a memorial for your cat, you must first focus on the thing that most any pet cat brings to the lives of its owners: love. A special cat is, of course, cute, cuddly, furry, funny, precious, and even pretty. But, then, so is a typical teddy bear or other stuffed animal. And the latter hardly ever warrant a special memorial. So, the first thing to consider as you create a memorial for your cat is the one thing that makes your cat different from the other cute, cuddly, furry, funny, precious and even pretty objects that adorn your home. That thing, of course, is love.
Love is what makes you forgive your cat when she uses the bathroom on your sofa, when his pointless yeowling keeps you awake all night, when he jumps upon your dinner table and takes a few bites of your meal while you are away for a few seconds pouring yourself a drink. You don’t give away your cat when those unfortunate experiences occur, and that’s because you love them. It makes sense then, that to create a memorial for your cat, you should focus, first, on the love.
Before creating a tribute to your beloved feline companion, or any other pet for that matter, one might consider why they are even taking time to make this tribute to begin with. Perhaps they feel they are going overboard by trying to create a memorial of a lost pet. This concern is truly unfounded, as pets offer us untold amounts of comfort in the few years that we get to spend with them. While it is largly unsaid, it can even be true that one feels the same amount of grief after losing their beloved animal companion, that they would feel for a lost friend or family member. That is because a pet is a constant in our lives, and the bond that we create with them is truly special. They are there to comfort us when we are sad, celebrate special moments, or even to provide simple companionship in the quite moments of life. The fact that one creates a special bond with their fur-ever friend only goes to show that that person feels empathy for other creatures aside from our own species. Experts say that when we lose a pet, we lose a tangible part of our lives, for which it is only natural to grieve. Because of that, creating a permanent memorial of the lost companion can greatly help with the grieving process, as it can serve as a gentle reminder that the memories a pet leaves behind will always be with us. So, in a way, even though a pet is lost, they are never truly gone, as they will always be in our hearts.
Creating a memorial tribute to your cat does not have to be a sad event. Have fun with your memorial, make it a celebration of your cat’s life. Allow memories - both the good memories and the annoying ones - to flow freely, and that will help you create a wonderful memorial for you cat. Once you have jotted down a few ideas for how to create your memorial for your cat, you will find that there is no shortage of products available to help create the most beautiful memorial possible.
In one popular example, a number of cat memorial pendants are available in the form of, simply, a ball of yarn. This simple symbol is enough to bring a permanent smile to many cat owners, who, if they happen to be knitters, were probably not always happy with their cat.
A common frustration of cat owners is the cat’s inability to ignore a ball of yarn being knitted or crocheted. But, when you create a memorial for your cat, that frustration turns into a wonderful, happy memory.
As much as our cats annoy us on occasion, love keeps us always coming back for more of their silliness. And that’s an important thing to remember when you create a memorial for your cat. Here are some examples of a few possible epitaphs for cat tombstones that may inspire you to create a memorial for your cat yourself.
Dear Spiderkity, you ruined 2 sofas, a bed, and three rooms full of carpet. But we will love you forever anyway!
Dear Bob, I’m sleeping better these days. But I still miss you!
Here lies Smokey, the sweater maker’s worst enemy.
When you create a memorial for your cat, you should also consider invoking the tradition of the Rainbow Bridge. According to this ancient legend, when a cat or any pet dies, its soul crosses a beautiful rainbow bridge and arrives in a special, happy prairie, where it frolics endlessly among the world’s other pets until its owner dies. The owner’s first stop on the way to heaven, then, is to this same meadow where pet and human are, happily reunited forever. Such a story is a perfect fit when you create a memorial to your cat.