There is no easy way to deal with
losing a furry love. Our lives take on new meaning when
we are enveloped by their ever constant love,
companionship, and soulfulness. We consider ourselves
the lucky ones, though, as we have clearly discovered
the secret. A secret that is only shared by those who
have been nurtured by a kindred soul's simple teachings
of goodness and compassion.
As our animal
companions are forever dependent on our care, they assume
those roles typically assigned to children. And, there is no
greater despair than to endure the loss of a child. Research
indicates that after experiencing the death of a child, it
may take three to five years for one to move on or begin to
live their life again. We believe the same holds true for
our furry children.
The amount of pain we experience when a
loved furchild dies is also a function of the level of the
relationship. If you were the person responsible for your
dog's needs, the one that your sweetheart cherished most,
the one who was always there, then you will need more time
to deal with this loss. All of that time that went into
building this unique bond with your dog needs to be worked
through. It can happen, but it takes time. The grieving
process is an important one, despite society's demanding
pace to move on. Below, are some items to more positively
acknowledge this loss, for a cherished friend or relative . . . or, for
|Zeppa Custom Personalized Ceramic
beautiful ceramic urn (for ashes) has an air tight rubber sealing lid to
secure the contents. It measures 9 inches tall by 6 inches in diameter.
The canister is personalized with your dog or cat’s name on the front,
with his/her years of birth and death written on the back. Choose your
breed from over 180 Fur Children® designs. You also get a choice of trim
color, and a choice of background from Beach, Yard, Lake, or Mountain.
If you can’t decide on a background, simply select "Artist's Choice" and
a selection will be made that looks best.
This earthenware piece is handmade and hand-painted, then glazed and
fired multiple times. For 20 years, Zeppa Studios has been designing and
producing unique animal themed giftware featuring original artwork by
studio founder, M. K. Zeppa. A dog fancier since birth, M.K. graduated
Phi Beta Kappa with Honors from Wellesley College and holds an MFA from
Pratt Institute. She makes all of her products to order for you
in her Hawk Creek Farm Studio complex in Pearisburg, VA.
This item ships in 8 weeks and is not returnable given its
customization. Price: $190.00
Click here to
see the Fur
Children® designs: 140+ adult canine breed images, 32 puppy
images & 6 feline images.
Park Woodcarver Memorial Urns
Woodcarver, Michael Park, opened his own
studio in Pennsylvania—instilling his love of dogs in all of
his work. And, there, he carves among the company of his four dogs
and a team of craftspeople to create
beautiful renditions of countless breeds.
Each piece from Michael Park's studio line is hand-crafted one at a time
from original woodcarvings. With painstaking care and detail, the
finished products have a charm all their own. Hand painted and finished,
they truly are as special as the dogs they are celebrating.
These urns feature a hard-wood rectangular box with a routed edge. They are
spacious enough to hold large dog ashes.
Available in Light or Dark Oak, mounting tape and a blank 1 ˝" x 4" brass plate
is also included for you to have engraving completed once your urn is received.
(Engraving not included).
The dog head is resin cast from an original hand-carved piece, and is then
individually hand painted. The dimensions of this lovely box is: 4 1/2" x 6 3/8"
x 10 1/2".
With 59 breed offerings, we are hoping that many folks will be able to honor
their beloved companions. Price: $104.00. Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
Be sure to click on the images below for enlarged
photos. And, please be sure to type in the color you need for your dog. Some
dogs are just the standard image shown, while others may have several options
(e.g., Labrador Retriever color choices would be yellow, black, and chocolate).