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5 Ways To Honor Your Dead Pet

It’s hard to lose a pet; we know that. It’s hard to tell if anything will make you feel better. You miss their personalities and the way they brightened your day. No one says you won’t feel sad or lost, but helping you is important.

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Although your pet is gone, here are some ways to honor their memory and make yourself feel better.

1. Pet portraits

Getting pet portraits done is a good way of remembering them. Placing the picture in the living room or beside their old favorite spot is a good way to remind yourself of them at their best.

Maybe take your favorite picture of them you ever took and get it printed and framed. Looking at them daily is a good exercise in accepting that they are gone while remembering them for their best attributes.

2. Relive their old routine

No doubt your pet has a routine to their day; maybe it involves a walk through the park or having dinner at a specific time. Reliving their old way and pretending their pet is still with them will help those positive memories win over the negative.

Not just for dogs either; if your cat used to like a certain food, why not make a human version of it? Fish and chips are always good! Reliving their old routine may also jog fond memories of your time together.

3. Ask others what they remember

Asking your friends and family to discuss their memories of your pet will help you remember them at their best. Often, visitors see a snapshot of life with your pet and can see what makes the relationship between owner and pet so special.

Why not call a friend and ask? They might be able to jog a memory or a feeling that makes you smile despite the grief.

4. Make a scrapbook

Why not get all the pictures you can find and arrange them chronologically – that’s, in charge of date? Surely, you have photos from when you first got the pet until the end. Celebrate their life by making a permanent record of them. Cut and stick pictures into a scrapbook template.

Why not add pictures of their favorite food, a favorite spot in the house, and a destination? Remembering all these little details will help you remember them well; placing your pet at its happiest is key to feeling best about the situation.

5. Talk to them

I’m not saying contact is a medium to communicate with the dead. But for me, saying things out loud that I would say to my dog helps me remember those feelings I had when saying them for real.

For example, many pet owners have a certain way of talking to their pets. Like baby speak, owners lovingly address their pets. By repeating those same things, your positive feeling for that pet is exercised. Try it now; you may find yourself smiling!

Acceptance

Accepting that your pet is gone is the best thing you can do. This may sound hard, but assuming that your pet had a good life and you shared those times will help you come to terms and move on positively.

You loved your pet, and they loved you. No one can take that away from you. You have the power to honor them. They passed away, still loving you. Remember that.

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