Unfortunately pets seem to have such short lifespans. Nothing that you can hang on to after they are gone will come close to being equivalent as having them with you again. However, the fact is, mementos and memories are what will last and can be used for comfort after the pet is gone.
What items give you moments of comfort? For me, I think the top things I cherish are the photos and videos that I have. It’s nice to be able to look back, see things you did with your pet, and be reminded of specific mannerisms they had. I love seeing my pet in action, and there isn’t any part where I would say I wish I had fewer videos or pictures. It may seem silly in the moment to be taking a whole memory card worth of pictures and videos of your pet, but one day you will be thrilled you have those.
Another thing that I am glad I have is a little paw print of my dog. It is uniquely that pet’s, and it will help you to remember exactly what it looked like. You can get little kits on Amazon or other stores to create a paw impression without a whole lot of mess .
Journal entries are another way to remember your pet. There are so many things you will forget as the years go by, but when you read an entry from a long time ago, it’s amazing how you will remember the moment. Creating a journal may take time initially, but it will be a great gift as the years go by.
I’d love to hear from you additional ways to remember your pet. They truly become a part of the family, and it’s helpful to keep them with you through memories and mementos.
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