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 -
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.