Loss of Dog Sympathy Gifts
- DECEMBER 20, 2012
- By Noelle Paul
Every so often in life, we are fortunate enough to find a companion who loves us unconditionally; they pass no judgment, and worship the ground we walk on. These companions are known as pets, or in my family’s case, dogs.
Always excited to greet me when I come home, my dog doubles as a best friend and a son, all in one convenient 29-pound package. Having a dog is a lot of responsibility, but it also comes with a lot of rewards. Sadly, owning a dog also means that one day we will have to say good-bye to our furry family member, and it will probably be our call to make.
Recently my parents lost their beloved German Shepherd, who had only been a part of our family for a little over six years. She was by my father’s side day and night, so much so that we often referred to her as “the other woman,” or “the obedient child.” A well-known figure in the community, this devastating and unexpected loss hit our family and those who knew her, pretty hard. She was more than just a dog, she was family.
Losing a loved one is always difficult, but what makes it so challenging with any pet, is that there is no way of knowing whether or not they’re in pain; they can’t tell you, “Mom, my tummy hurts,” or “I stubbed my toe and that’s why I’m limping.” Their health problems can appear without warning, a lot of times when it’s too late, like in the case of my parent’s dog.
While only time can mend their broken hearts, you can help keep the memory of their four-legged friend alive, with some of these heartwarming sympathy gift ideas.
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without them, so help their pet stay a part of tradition, with this In Loving Memory Personalized Pet Memorial Ornament.
With this Loss of a Dog Sympathy Basket, they’ll find comfort with an aromatherapy candle, dog bone shaped seed papers for planting a memorial, and small pocket stone reading, “You’ve left footprints on my heart forever.”
Like most dogs, they love running through the grass, chasing their favorite toy, or maybe even a squirrel or two. Make their old stomping grounds a tribute to their life, with this Personalized Pet Memorial Stone.
Every family member has their picture on the wall or on the mantel and their dog deserves nothing less. With this Paw Prints on Our Hearts Pet Memorial Canvas Table-Top Art, their pet will become a permanent fixture in their home.