Unique Memorial Tributes for your beloved Animal Companion
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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 yourself.


Zeppa Custom Personalized Ceramic Urn
This 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: $225.00
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Companion's Name (up to 11 letters), Years of Birth & Death: