Pets play a significant role in our lives. From the unconditional love they give us to their faithful companionship, the unique bond we share is unforgettable. When that bond is broken by their sad departure the void can be unbearable. Pet Memorial Day, observed annually on the second Sunday in September, celebrates the lives of departed pets.
From the boundless energy of dogs to the mischievous antics of cats, pets understand that life is to be enjoyed. Their comforting presence lowers our blood pressures and reduces our stress. They are not judgmental and their only expectations are to be fed and loved.
There are cat people and dog people. There are those who prefer the company of rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas and hedgehogs. But no matter which species one prefers, losing a pet is always excruciating. On Pet Memorial Day, channel the love you had for your furry friend by creating a memorial.
If your pet is interred in the yard, fill the space with colorful flowers and foliage and add a central focal point. Another idea is to gather all those pet pictures and create a scrapbook of memories.
Perhaps today is the perfect time to visit an animal shelter or rescue organization. Even though your departed pet can never be replaced, your new friend gets a loving home for bonding and creating new memories.