Question: what did you all do with your pet's remains? Looking for some ideas and other's experiences.
I had her cremated and haven't been able to even look at it yet. I had my family pick the remains up, and just put it in a box so I could deal with it when I was ready.
I also have a really beautiful imprint of her paw that the vet did for me. I'll probably put it in a shadowbox or something. Or maybe not. Its a beautiful keepsake but I'm not sure I want it on my wall to make me sad all the time.
I don't want to linger on this. I don't want it to be a sad memorial. She was such a happy, loving dog and she could tell when others were sad- I know she wouldn't want anything that made me sad. I feel like a goof for saying that but yeah.
I like the IDEA of something that uses a bit of her ashes to make something artistic / a keepsake of some sort. Don't want to spend a lot of money though. And I don't think I want something that is huge. Some small little something, like a small knickknack would be about right- just a small memorial that only I know is there and made with a portion of her ashes you know? Anyone found any good vendors/sites/artists that do this sort of thing?
I looked online at some options but didn't find much- its mostly urns. Don't want to go that route.
After I settle on something, I'll probably scatter the rest of her remains, or have my family do it. Not sure. Maybe bury the remains in my mom's backyard?
When my father died, we planted a tree as a memorial to him and something like that could be nice too.
So really... just looking for ideas and to hear what others did with their beloved pet's remains.