Losing a pet is a heart-wrenching experience. Our beloved fury companions bring so much joy and love into our lives, and when they pass away, it can leave a huge hole in our hearts. It's natural to feel grief and sadness at the loss of a dear friend, and it's important to allow yourself the time and space to cope with your feelings in a healthy way.
One way to honor the memory of your pet is through the creation of cremation jewellery. This type of jewellery is made using the ashes of your passed pet, and can serve as a beautiful and meaningful way to keep your beloved animal close to you always. Whether you choose a pendant, ring, or bracelet, cremation jewelry allows you to carry a piece of your pet with you wherever you go.
I myself wanted a pendant to remember my beloved fur baby Hugo, but I didn't want a resin or glass piece I wanted something I didn't ever have to take off, so I designed the signature collection of ashes into silver which includes the best selling Hugo s heart pendant.
The Rainbow Bridge poem is another way to find comfort during the grieving process. (this helped me a lot, I find comfort in the words even over two years on) This beautiful poem speaks to the idea that pets who have passed away are reunited with their owners in a beautiful place, where they can run and play together forever. The poem suggests that the bond between humans and animals is eternal, and offers hope that we will be reunited with our beloved pets someday.
Here is the Rainbow Bridge poem in full:
"Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together...."
The Rainbow Bridge poem can provide some solace during the grieving process, reminding us that our pets are never truly gone and that we will one day be reunited with them. While the poem can be a source of comfort, it's important to remember that everyone copes with pet loss differently. Some people find it helpful to talk with friends and family, while others prefer to grieve privately. It's okay to take the time you need to come to terms with the loss of your pet.
In summary, the loss of a pet is a painful experience that can leave a deep emotional wound. Cremation jewellery and the Rainbow Bridge poem can provide a way to honor and remember your beloved animal, and to find comfort during the grieving process. It's important to allow yourself the time and space to cope with your feelings in a way that feels right for you. Remember grief has no time limit so be kind to yourself and never apologize for grieving,
Much love to you all
Debbie at Sentimental keepsake xxx