Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Making a memorial helps you get through the loss and you feel you have done something for your loved one for everything they have done for you.
Besides making a nice burial, you can also write out your feelings in your blog, facebook, Squidoo, profile page on your favorite site and so on.
Here is an example Of Joyce's from Bonanzle. She has a great Rainbow Bridge
THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author Unknown
It may be even easier to do something before they pass.
Such as what I did with Petunia, by making a video. Knowing I would have a difficult time doing it after.
If you are on Twitter it helps to get involved with the Anipal community. There is a lot of kind support there when you cat passes and they help you feel your pet has gone to a better place.
Here are some wonderful Rainbow Bridge articles by @pepismartdog
Also a blog for Anipals and humans in need or support by @Danapixie called #pawcircle