Our pets play such an important role in our lives and are often regarded as a member of the family. They offer companionship, unconditional love and help ease stress and other ailments. When a beloved pet dies, grief can be quite intense and the hole they leave behind can often take years for us to overcome.
A memorial ceremony is one way of achieving a sense of closure for the loss of the pet.
For a child, losing a pet may be their first experience with death. Holding a ceremony can give them an opportunity to talk about their feelings and help them understand the concept of death.
Both children and adults can benefit emotionally from this ritual. As your Pet Memorial celebrant, and as parent to my own furbaby Murphy the golden retriever, I understand all the emotions you will be experiencing and can help you say goodbye to your pet, focussing on the memories of your time together and celebrating the life you shared.
Please feel free to contact me (I am based in Adelaide) and arrange a meeting where we can discuss how I can help you plan your memorial.