Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I'm Looking to the Weekend

Today is a Wordy Wednesday for me since I will be leaving on another great, long-weekend adventure tomorrow.  If I do not make it to your blog for a visit before I leave, I do apologize.

Anyway, I wanted to remind you all that this Sunday, the second Sunday in September, is National Pet Memorial Day 
Established by the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories (IAOPC), National Pet Memorial Day is a day for pet owners to celebrate the lives of their lost, beloved pets.

National Pet Memorial Day is a great opportunity to help bring closure on a recently deceased pet.  It is also a great opportunity to remember the life and the unconditional love of the pets that have gone Over the Rainbow Bridge. 

Do you have a pet Over the Rainbow Bridge?
If so, you can use National Pet Memorial Day to:

Take time to reflect on the amazing relationship you shared.  Talk about some fond memories and share photos.

Donate or Volunteer
Honor the memory of your beloved pet by helping other pets find their forever homes.  You can donate to or volunteer at an animal welfare organization or shelter.

If you buried your pet, visit the site and possibly hold a short memorial service.  Let the warm memories fill your heart.

Memorialize your pet by finding a peaceful spot in your yard and planting a small garden or tree in their honor.

You can also visit the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association's website to see if there are any National Pet Memorial Day observances/events near you.  I checked and there aren't any events near me...actually, there are only a handful of events scheduled throughout the Country.

And though it is sad to talk about...if you are preparing for a pet's journey to the Rainbow Bridge, and you are allowed to bury your pet on your property (or like many I know, you bury a pet on your property no matter what), there is a new company that offers all-natural, biodegradable burial pods.  

Paw Pods products are 100 % eco-friendly made from biodegradable bamboo or rice husk which can hold the smallest goldfish to an extra-large dog as well as cremated ashes.  Each pod or urn comes with a sympathy card as well as a seeded leaf to be planted with your beloved pet.  The seeded leaf blooms yearly into wildflowers as a living memorial to a beloved pet.

So, will you be celebrating the life of a lost, beloved pet this Pet Memorial Day? 
If so, I hope it will fill your heart with the smiles of happy times spent together and the unconditional love only a pet can give.


  1. I love that there is a special day to remember pets who have departed over the rainbow bridge.

  2. We have always planted a tree in honor of furbabies that have come and gone. Have a pawsome weekend oz

  3. Sephi ❤•.✿.•❤

  4. Actually I just received an email about this this morning but thanks for the reminder!
    I will be remembering my "soul kitty" Bobo

  5. Thanks for posting this and have a great adventure. Take care.

  6. Thanks for the info buddy Oz! We all miss big brother Simba a lot. Glad to be back from our bloggy break! Wooooowooooooo, Ku

  7. Thanks for letting us know OZ. We will make an effort to think of ours who have passed on. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. Yes, I will be remembering my dog Lady. She was awesome!

  9. Thanks for posting about this OZ. We have a special memorial area at home for our pugs waiting at the bridge. Mom just took some pictures the other day and was wondering about an appropriate time to post about it. This is perfect.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  10. Yep Oz, we shall be remembering pups past with pops,


  11. Did not know about that special day, but around our house it seems like we have memorial time quite often. Mom is always jabbering to us about her other dog or past cats. It is nice to know we won't ever be forgotten but good to know there is a special day, maybe she can focus more on that day.

  12. I have heard about the Paw Pods too Oz and they really do sound nice. I wish we had something like them at the clinic where I used to work. We had to rummage around for "nice" boxes for all the little furries, birdies, and reptiles that had passed away so we could send them home somewhat nicely.

  13. Thank you for the great reminder! :)

    Have a great weekend adventure, and a lovely Wordless Wednesday! Hugs, Francesca

  14. That was a very touching post Oz, I didn`t know about that. Have fun on your adventure!

  15. We were just talking about how much we miss our last girl, Abby. We'll definitely be thinking of her.

  16. We will be thinking of all our Blogville pals that have passed. Have a great adventure Oz xx0xxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  17. We think of our Inigo all the time, but it's nice to have a special day to remember him.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this. I'd never heard of it and we, for sure, will be celebrating.

  19. Did not know that? Lots of Golden Thanks. Many of our friends in the Blogville left us and will be remembering them. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  20. Lee has Wee Robbie buried in a pet cemetery and Half Pence in a cherry urn in her bedroom. No way is easy and personally Pet Pods to leave an animal behind when you move does not sound great to Lee. There is not a day goes by that she does not think of them or say good night to them like she does me. Lee carries them in her heart always. This post made us very sad. Blessings Oz
    Sweet William The Scot

  21. Oh, thanks for posting abouts this Oz! Ma has a plant for each of her pups that have crossed to the Bridge. She thinks of them every time she passes...
    Oh, Ma wanted to let you know she gots the package you sent!!!!! She is bein' a total meanie and not lettin' me have it yet though! (my leggies were hurtin' again today, so it was time to take it worries, Ma still had some pills left, and I feel betters!)
    So she'll do a postie abouts it when she finally lets me HAVE IT!!!
    Ruby ♥☺

  22. That's so sweet that there is a special day, I didn't know about it!

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  23. That's a wonderful idea to spend a day with all the memories of our beloved friends we lost.

  24. Thanks for letting us know about this, Oz. What a special and wonderful day.

  25. Aw. Pet memorials. I guess I had my own little remembrance today when I wrote about Peep.

  26. Hope you are having a great trip!


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