Options for memorializing pets who have passed include everything from beautiful garden statues to custom-made jewelry.I remember the day that my beloved Sophie Sue's headstone arrived. I'd ordered it a year to the day of her death, and it had arrived about a month later, a 10-pound block of granite I hoped would work well under the tree we'd planted in her memory.
Sophie's ashes had been buried at the base of a sapling, a spindly thing I'm sad to say hasn't exactly flourished as I'd hoped. But laying the headstone there had nonetheless offered us all a sense of peace at her passing.
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It was a sweet thing to do back then (in 2010) and an even sweeter thing to see whenever I tend to that section of my yard today. It reminds me of her feisty demeanor and degree of self-possession any of us would kill for.
Moreover, it reminds me that she's still living with us in her own way. Which, seeing as she always lived life on her own French bullheaded terms, makes having a visible memento of her personality especially touching toRead More »from 4 New Ways to Memorialize Your Pet