No one can understand the bond and unparalleled love that is shared between a horse and a loving owner. These are sweet and intelligent creatures that appreciate the little things, like a good brushing and an extra treat. Losing a horse brings pain, and a lot of it. Thinking about all the memories that you shared and rides you have taken will tear your heart apart, but you will get through this pain. In the future, these are memories that will bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart, not tears to your eyes. A horse memorial will help with the healing process.
Which Graphic Should You Put On Your Horse Memorial?
Here at Say it in Stones, we understand just how hard it is to deal with the passing of a horse. This is why in addition to having several stones to choose from, we also offer a beautiful selection of graphics that will look exquisite on any horse memorial. We have ones that are simple with a horse’s head in a heart as well as a heart with horseshoes, but we also have more specific selections, such as barrel racing, jumper silhouette, grazing silhouette and running herd. Then of course, there is the very popular Big Hugs Silhouette” that nearly any horse owner can relate to.
If you are dealing with the passing of your horse, a stone will help you heal. Not only does it pay tribute to the animal’s life, it gives you something to visit when you want to feel close again.
If you have had the honor of being loved by an American Pit bull terrier, then you know that there is nothing else in the world that can compare. This is the most misunderstood breed! Once considered war heroes and nanny dogs for so many years, Pit bulls are the most loyal, quirky, cuddly and loving breed. There is a good chance that yours always knew when you were feeling down, and went out of their way to make you smile.
Here at Say it in Stones, we understand how special this proud breed is, so we have pet grave stones just for them.
Personalize Pet Grave Stones Here
After you browse our selection of pet grave stones and get an idea of sizing, you can go to the graphics section of the website and find the Pit bull picture. Your heart will quickly melt at the way the dog used for the graphic boasts the soulful eyes, adoring stare and cockeyed ears you likely loved about your own pet.
Choose which stone size you want and then you can select font and add an optional phrase and custom wording. This is the perfect way to pay tribute to one of the most beautiful, intelligent, agile and devoted breeds in the world.
If you are struggling to find the right words to add to your pet memorial stone, you are certainly not alone. There are so many things to say, but somehow nothing seems appropriate. Nothing you say will take away the pain or sum up how much you love them. It is not uncommon for people to spend days thinking of the right note to have added to one of our stones, but rest-assured, there are no right or wrong words!
What Should You Have Engraved on Your Pet Memorial Stone?
Don’t worry if you think others won’t quite understand the words you choose to have added to your pet memorial stone. It is meant to honor the life of your pet, so you may choose to add part of a poem, song or even a funny phrase that your pet responded to. You could write that you will miss your morning walks in the park or that you know it was him that ate your shoe years ago.
Whatever you add to your stone should come from your heart. It does not have to be deemed as perfect by others; it simply needs to be felt by you.
Some people have a hard time deciding between pet stones and urns, but this does not have to be an either-or decision. Pet cremation has become increasingly popular in recent years. Even if you have a house with a yard, you may choose to keep your pet’s remains in an urn rather than bury them. This way, if you move at some point in the future, you can always take them with you. This does not mean that a stone isn’t needed though.
Why Pet Stones Should be Used in Conjunction With an Urn
Urns are beautiful containers to hold your pet’s remains, but they do not pay tribute to the animal’s life the way that pet stones do. When a human is cremated, many people still have a gravestone to visit in the cemetery. It is the same concept with a memorial stone for a pet.
Here at Say it in Stones, we understand how hard it is to lose a pet and how important it is to honor their life properly. We offer an exquisite collection of urns as well as an array of stones in many sizes and shapes, all of which will honor your cherished pet beautifully.
Your garden pet memorial is a very meaningful piece of art. It honors the life of your beloved pet and it is a stone that can be visited when you want to feel close, similar to a headstone of a loved one in a cemetery. Since it is such a symbolic item, it is only right to plant beautiful flowers around it.
One thing that you do want to be careful of is ground coverings. Plants, such as ivy and ice, are stunning, but they are very aggressive and will likely take over your stone.
Recommended Plants for Your Garden Pet Memorial
- Daffodil – These stunning yellow flowers are perfect to plant around your garden pet memorial because they symbolize new beginning, rebirth, eternal life and regard.
- Gladiolus – Honor and remembrance are symbolized by these flowers.
- Rose – These flowers symbolize love in a variety of forms, and they can also represent peace.
- Tulip – Here is another that represents love. The brilliant color of these flowers always contrasts beautifully with our gray stones.
- Lily – These come in many varieties and an array of colors, signifying eternal life.
- Iris – Although a less common choice, the iris is gorgeous in any flower garden and symbolizes hope and faithfulness.
Sometimes the loss of a pet is sudden and you don’t have time to prepare for it in anyway. However, there are also many circumstances where you know that the end is near, so you are cherishing your final days together. The pain is the same either way, but at least when it is expected, you have time to prepare, make a few important decisions and start looking at pet gravestones.
Is it Ever Too Soon to Order Pet Gravestones?
Whether the vet tells you that your beloved pet has a couple weeks or months, it is helpful to start preparing right away. As time goes on, the pain and anxiety will get stronger and it will be harder to think about things.
You will want to start exploring your options when it comes to pet gravestones, so you can think about what you want on yours. Here at Say it in Stones, we have a large selection to choose from so there is something for everyone. We also give you the opportunity to add a personal note to them, so you can take a few days and think about what you want to say.
When you have your stone ready, it is one less thing that you have to be burdened with when the day comes and you are grieving. If you have a burial or a memorial, you will already have your stone ready, which is always nice. It is not easy to think about your pet’s passing, but quite often, decisions are not as difficult to make when they are done ahead of time.
If you have a family member or friend who has invited you to their dogs memorial, you are probably not quite sure what to expect. If you have never been to one of these gatherings before, you are likely wondering what is appropriate to bring as a gift. If you have lost a pet, then you know just how much it hurts. You want to give them something that they will really appreciate once the pain starts to heal.
Best Dogs Memorial Gifts
- Memorial Stone – What better gift to give at a dogs memorial than a personalized stone? Here at Say it in Stones, we have them in several sizes to fit in any budget. You can have a name, graphic an even a personal note added to them. This is a gift that they will be able to place in their garden or somewhere around their home, and when they look at it, they will remember fond memories.
- Custom Portrait – Do you have a photo of the dog? Chances are good that they have them posted on Facebook or have some around their house you can use. A custom portrait is a beautiful gift that can be framed and enjoyed. We have our own artist that handles our portraits. She has an amazing way of bringing the spirit of every animal to life in her work.
- Support – Your loved one will need a lot of support. Sometimes the pain really doesn’t hit them until weeks later, so when you get a call in the middle of the night, be prepared to get up and grab a coffee!
You may have had someone mentioned to you something about pet memorial stones, but you might not really know what they are. It is fairly common that most people do not become familiar with these stones until they experience a loss themselves, and someone else recommended that they get one. Therefore, there are good chances that if someone has mentioned that you should order a stone, it is because they have seen or experienced firsthand how they can really help with the grieving process.
What Should The Stone Say?
Here at Say it in Stones, we do not believe that all pet memorial stones should be identical. Your passed friend was unique, and deserves something equally as special to honor their life. This is why we offer an array of sizes and shapes made from river rocks or sandstone.
We also allow you to personalize yours with a name and quote or poem. We even offer a large selection of graphics for dogs, cats, horses, birds and even goldfish. Your pet had a unique personality; the stone that is used to honor their life should be one-of-a-kind.
Few people understand how charming, and what great pets parrots really are, unless they have one themselves. Aside from being some of the most colorful and beautiful members of the bird kingdom, they are also intelligent, elegant and even cuddly. Quite often, a parrot will give you more attention than a cat will! They can be trained to do tricks, and are happy to learn new things throughout their life, as long as you are willing to invest time in teaching. For this reason, a pet memorial is absolutely appropriate when one passes.
Personalize Your Parrot Pet Memorial
A pet memorial is the perfect way to honor the life of your parrot. These birds typically have generous lifespans so there is a good chance that you have formed a very strong bond with yours. After you choose which stone that you want to use, you have the opportunity to personalize it by adding on your bird’s name, custom wording, an optional message and choosing the font. We also offer a beautiful parrot graphic that we can add to your stone to make it that much more beautiful.
If this is a gift, be sure to let us know! You can pick a gift card, and tell us what message you would like added. We take care of the rest!
If you have a friend who has recently lost their pet, you probably feel helpless, wishing you could ease the pain. If you have ever had a pet pass yourself, you fully understand what they are going through. Some people just can’t appreciate the bond that many share with their animals because they have never had one. Until you have your own pet, you simply can’t understand the unconditional love that is given and received. Here at Say it in Stones, we understand this type of pain, and we know that as a good friend, you want to help. Our pet memorials are the perfect gifts to give in these situations.
What Are Pet Memorials?
While your first intuition may be to send flowers, sometimes giving something that will also die is not always the best idea. Pet memorials are stones that allow you to add the name of your friend’s pet, as well as a small graphic design and even a quote. These stones can then be placed somewhere to honor the pet’s life, and to revisit, similar to the headstone placed at the grave of a human. We believe that these are the most heartfelt gifts that you can give to someone in pain.