When a family looses a pet, the overwhelming feelings of grief can be difficult to process. As we speak with our customers each week, we can relate to the sense of devastation they are experiencing since our family lost a beloved pet that had literally grown-up with all the children in our household. The disbelief of having lost an animal that was an integral part of your daily life can be initially very difficult to grasp. Second to follow is typically anger. It never seems fair to lose a cherished pet and often times it hits you much harder than you anticipated. Customers often remark, “How could such a thing happen to my family?” It just never seems fair. No matter the age of the animal or the circumstances surrounding their death – it hurts. We actually started our pet cremation jewelry company based on the loss of our family pet Sweetpea.
We began creating beautiful glass hearts with pet ashes encased in molten glass to help others say your good-bye while keeping a part of their pet close by. The process of handcrafting a one-of-a-kind, custom jewelry keepsake includes encasing a small portion of a pet’s ashes, mixed with a pinch of silver mica (for sparkle), within Venetian glass orbs that are turned into wearable art … a wonderful remembrance of the bright times a beloved pet brought.
There is no replacement for a family pet that is lost, but time will heal the wounds, and, when it feels right, a family can consider adopting new pet to help fill the void.