Celebrating the life of your pet

Oftentimes, no matter how our pet passed, we forget how he/she lived. The fun times, unconditional love for you, or family, and their way of being that only you, as an owner know.

I am the daughter of a vet, and have witnessed this Crossing of the Rainbow Bridge, many times. Heart breaking as it is, there are some things that may help, if you are a newly bereaved pet owner. Celebrate your pets life.

When my beloved cat passed, I gathered up all of the photos I took on his birthdays, all 18 of them. And gave them a special place of honour on a wall at home.
In tribute to him, I’ve fostered cats and dogs, given love, care and affection to dogs, cats. Found homes for them.
Rescued  injured Australian wildlife, and after healing, were released back into the wild.
 At 79 years, a retired nurse, I’ve found a way to continue to honour my beloved cat.
Leah Richter

3 thoughts on “Celebrating the life of your pet

  • April 18, 2019 at 4:29 am

    Thank you for your story Leah. Your dear cat was lucky to be loved by you. I lost my beautiful dog this week and am really struggling. He was only 9. I am printing photos of him today and will make a wall just like yours.

    • February 26, 2021 at 7:29 am

      Hi Natalie. I have just lost my girl Roxy this week she was 11 and a half. I am absolutely devastated and struggling. I have candles and am getting photos printed to put up as well.

  • May 13, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Don’t forget to frame each picture, and perhaps a small small shelf where you can have a vase of flowers and a candle in a jar. Then you will be reminded by the sweet perfume of the flowers and the glow of the candle just how much your pet meant to me.
    In my lifetime that wall has accommodated the photos of 9 others, 5 cats and 4 dogs.
    Now I work with an anmäl group fostering one cat at time so they all move on to a new forever home, but to me, they never die, just move to something better. And ive made more friends who are just like me.


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