Pet loss is a private devastation. To those of us who know, it does not need to be explained. To those who do not, it cannot be explained. And that loss echoes forward. It never leaves us. We never forget. Life goes on. New loves grow. But back in a corner of our hearts, their loss remains. I write this blog because I am getting a few of these pet memorial stones for the ones I have lost.
Don’t know exactly why I haven’t up to now except maybe it made it too real. I’m not sure. What I am sure of is now I am home and I want their memories around me. I like the idea of gardening with the butterflies fluttering and Pip baking herself in the sun the way she likes to and seeing a beloved name near by. Seeing that wag or grin in my mind. Touching that head one more time in my heart. I can bear the momentary tears for those many, many happy memories.
Shopping hints: “Sandblasted” generally means real stone and real stone means shipping charges and a generally small size. I like the small size myself but be sure to check the details so you get exactly what you want. Personalized all have special instructions about how to get the details to the manufacturer. Many of these are resin which keeps down the weight and the cost but still looks like real stone to me.