Re: [FH] OT: Memorial question
I saved some fur and whiskers along with her ashes in a stained glass urn
that I purchased from Rays of Joy. If you go to their page, I got the urn
in the 2nd photo on the page -
http://www.raysofjoy.com/Pet_cremation_urns.htm It has a place for a photo
and two compartments for storage. The fur is just in a zipper bag.
If you have a lot of fur, and it's not too short, you can have it spun into
yarn and made into something http://www.vipfibers.com/index.html
I also had a photo converted into a painting (giclee) by Marlin Art as part
of their Family Heirloom program. It's about 12x16 before framing and looks
wonderful. Marlin Art only does this as part of a fundraiser, but if you
search for "giclee", you will find plenty of places that do it.
There are other businesses that make memorials for your pet. I have a list
of links here - http://www.magdrl-nj.com/links2.html#loss-urn and I'm sure
you could find more on the internet by searching for "pet memorials".
Sue & angels Pepper and Gandy
with Nicholai, Lola-Joy and Isabella
----- Original Message -----
From: "dshale1" <Dshale1@...>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 12:38 PM
Subject: [FH] OT: Memorial question
> Hi, I'm asking this question here because I know many of you have gone
> through the same thing I have and have lost a dear kitty to heart disease.
> I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to keep a clipping
> of your beloved cat's fur? When we lost Pye they gave us a couple of
> clippings and for the past three months the fur is just in the envelopes
> they put them in but I'm worried that is not a good way to preserve the
> fur. Did anyone keep clippings and what do you keep them in so the fur
> won't be damaged over time?
> On the same subject, has anyone had a painting done from your pet's photo,
> as a memorial? I would like to do this but would want some recommendations
> Thanks for any advice and I'm sorry if this is a rather depressing
> off-topic post for many of you.
- I had a memorial portrait made for my cat Khan. I had bought some artwork from a local artist. When I knew Khan was failing, I asked her to stop by to meet him and to pick up a photo of him. She painted the portrait from the photo. She is an abstract artist, and I told her to paint whatever she felt inspired to paint. The muses told her to do a realistic, not abstract, portrait, and I love it.
When she delivered the portrait, she told me that she has 3 cats who usually don't come into her studio. But when she was working on Khan's portrait they wanted to be in the studio with her.
Another local artist does general drawings for dearly departed pets that she can personalize. My cat Blake died of FIV, and it took a terrible toll on his body. I bought a drawing of a cat flying through the sky with the words "now he is free to fly." The artist personalized the drawing by writing "in loving memory of Blake" under the wording. I burst into tears as she added the personalization. I love the drawing as much as the portrait, because it captured so well the concept that Blake was released from his broken body.