Today is National Pet Memorial Day which falls on the second Sunday of September every year. On this day, remember and celebrate the lives of your past loved pets. Sometimes, it can be hard remembering pets who have passed away. There are several ways you can remember and celebrate their lives. Here are a few ideas.
- Go through old photo albums and reflect upon all of the fun times you shared with your pet.
- Share stories about your past pets with friends and family members. This can be helpful if you're still grieving.
- If you buried your pet, visit their burial site and think about all the wonderful times the two of you shared together.
- Donate to your favorite shelter or animal rescue in honor of your friend.
- Plant a flower or tree in honor of your pet.
- Volunteer at a local animal shelter in honor or your pet.
I've had fun looking at some photos of my past pets recently. I've already shared a little bit about some of my past cats, but have a few more past pets to share later this month as well. I think looking at photos of my past pets is a great way to remember them and remind me that they are not forgotten.
I also thought today would be a good time to talk about Paw Pods which is a company that I recently heard about. Paw Pods offer 6 sizes of pet burial pods that are eco-friendly. The pods are made from all-natural, biodegradable materials like bamboo and rice husk. The pods come in several sizes to accommodate a small goldfish or large sized dog. The pods also come with a seeded wildflower leaf that can be planted alongside a pet's burial place. Paw Pods also offers cremation urns for a pet's ashes.
Working as a veterinary technician, I've had the challenging duty of helping people's pets pass peacefully and safely. Learning about Paw Pods made me wish we had something like this available for pets where I worked. Many times, people would opt to bring their small pets home with them for burial after a euthanasia. It was always a challenge finding suitable boxes to send the little birds, hamsters, or lizards home in. I think Paw Pods would have been a perfect solution and a much nicer way of handling these difficult matters.
You can visit the Paw Pods website to learn more about their products. In honor of National Pet Memorial Day, Paw Pods is offering a 20% discount on products purchased online at their website today.
I hope that National Pet Memorial Day brings you special and fond memories of your old friends! Feel free to share your favorite memories with your past pets in the comments.