Losing a pet is like losing a family member. It is a heartbreaking journey of saying goodbye and moving on while trying to hold on to those special memories.
As pet guardians struggle to realise a new normal at home without their furry or feathered friends there is, of course, a period of adjustment.
Waking up to realise there’s no warm weight on the bed pressed against your legs, realising the food bowl on the ground is empty for a reason, missing those walks on a balmy summer evening with your best friend by your side.
It’s gut-wrenching and hurts if you dwell on it too much.
But losing those precious times doesn’t mean you have to forget who they were and the wonderful moments you shared.
Pet Angel Funerals helps pet guardians say goodbye offering intimate, graceful and dignified final farewells.
But they also know how important it is to have a special keepsake of the loved one to remember and cherish forever.
That’s why they have partnered with two Gold Coast businesses to ensure they will never be forgotten, with lifelong mementos to treasure.
Impressionable Kids, which specialises in baby hands and feet sculptures, also lovingly creates paw casts of dogs and cats for any families wishing to have a more tangible memory of their fur angel.
They can complete these as freestanding (or touchable) sculptures or frame the casts alongside a photo of their loved one.
Work wear company KB Supplies not only supplies embroidered staff uniforms for Pet Angel Funerals but also provides comfort to them in the form of a cuddly Memory Bear.
Each bear holds a portion of the pet’s ashes inside their heart which is secured inside the teddy, ready to share many hugs and cuddles for years to come.
The bears are personalised with embroidery of the pet’s name on jumpers in pink, purple or blue with messages such as Always Loved, Forever In My Heart or Forever In Our Hearts, alongside some paw prints.
What better way to continue having your loved one by your side even when they have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge?