I have a special place for their graves in my flower garden. I put some of their ashes under the graves, while the rest are in their urns.
I’m not sure how to upload pictures on here, otherwise I’d share.
- Supporter 2016-2020
Then another with their picture and connect it to the bench https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Custom-Made-PET-MEMORIAL-PLAQUE- ... .m2749.l2649 then we often sit on the memorial bench as we call it and think of them.
We also buy a plant and make a memory garden. We also do pictures and every year we light a candle with their name on it and we pray for them. I guess you could say we go over board!
You can also get grave markers https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pet-Memorial-Heart-Stone-Design- ... AOSwHDdcWFT2.
Or you could get some timber and make a cross and put on their grave. But we remember our babies with plaques, pictures, candles and pictures.
As long as you keep them in your heart then you are remembering and honouring them! And they'll always be with you! I am truly sorry for your losses. Reunited again. Never to be parted. RIP wee ones.
That said, I plan on getting more piggies when the ones I have now pass. It is my earnest belief that I will be honoring them by providing more piggies with a loving home. I also know what goes into giving guinea pigs proper care and I think it will take enough of my time and they will provide me with enough precious memories to help ease the pain of losing these guys. At least that's my hope. Each little pig is unique and can't be replaced, but other unique pigs can fill the emptiness.
- For the Love of Pigs
That's how we operate. And especially if the remaining pig is alone, we want to get it a new friend fast.
I have been tossing around the idea of making a pet hall of fame plaque with the names and dates of all the pets we've lost over the years. Right off the top of my head, I can think of 3 cats, two dogs, 2 tarantulas, a piranha, a hamster and Scruffy in the 33 years I've been with my wife. I have pictures of some and I can remember when we lost each one. I only have the ashes of two; our dog, Missy who we helped deliver and had for nearly 15 years and Scruffy's.
- Supporter in 2019
The hardest part is getting a plan in place and starting. I thought I’d have time this winter. Now so many photos are digital, I don’t know if I should scan the old ones in or get prints of the new pictures.