Adirondack Stone Works Giveaway — Preserving our Pet’s Memory
Adirondack Stone Works recently contacted me to share their pet memorial stones with me and inquired as to whether I would have a blog giveaway using one of their stones. Adirondack Stone Works sent me a custom engraved stone, pictured below, entitled, “Biscuit’s Space,” to place on our front porch of our soon to be home! This stone will be a constant reminder of who is in charge! As you can see, it is a beautiful engraged stone and a constant reminder of our precious Biscuit!
Roughly ten years ago, Adirondack Stone Works was founded by Jeremy and Tavia Pellani in upstate New York. Jeremy and Tavia started Adirondack Stone Works with the intention of offering simple and tasteful pet memorial stones at affordable prices. Jeremy and Tavia got their start engraving stones for a local no kill animal shelter in upstate New York. Be sure to visit Adirondack Stone Works’ website here.
Pictured below are some examples of Adirondack Stone Works‘ stones.
It is extremely difficult to fatham the loss of any furry family member. Their time here is so short and fleeting. This is why I believe it is very important to have photographs taken of our furry family members as a visual rememberance of our beloved furry family members. I never like to think about losing our beloved Biscuit who enriches our lives so very much. We try not to take anything for granted and enjoy each and every day with Biscuit while he is here with us. We are very grateful for Biscuit.
This inquiry from Adirondack Stone Works got me thinking about how we memorialize our furry family members. Each person memorializes their furry family member(s) in different ways. Some owners have chosen to memorialize their beloved pet through video or photography, while others have gone so far as to clone the deceased. “Furever” is a new documentary that explores the ways that Americans react to their grief when a pet dies, and the trailer for the film was recently released. Here is what the filmmaker, Amy Finkle, had to say:
Furever is a documentary about the people looking to hang onto the memories of their four-legged loved ones, and the booming trade that is providing services that are an equal amount of creativity, empathy, and opportunity. Furever is a feature-length documentary that explores the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet. It examines the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry. With interviews from grieving pet owners, veterinarians, psychologists, sociologists, religious scholars, neuroscientists, and the many professionals who preserve a pet’s body for their devastated clientele, or re-purpose a pet’s cremains in unique ways (taxidermy, cloning, mummification, freeze-drying, and many more), Furever confronts contemporary trends, perspectives, and relevant cultural assumptions regarding attachment, religion, ritual, grief, and death, and studies the bonds that form between humans and animals, both psychological and physiological.
Please leave a comment about your thoughts and ideas on what you believe are good methods to memorialize pets. Here is a link to photographs illustrating how others have memorialized their pet(s). One winner randomly selected will receive a free custom medium stone from Adirondack Stone Works to celebrate your living pet or memorialize your pet that has already passed on. The medium stone from Adirondack Stone Works is roughly 11-12″ across, 1.5 – 2″ thick and comes with two lines of text (up to five words on each line) along with an optional cat or dog paw print(s).
Details and Rules:
*Leave a comment.
*Please leave a valid e-mail address, as this is my only point of contact.
*One entry per person.
*Deadline to submit a comment is this Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:00 p.m. EST… and the winner will be announced early next week!
(Stay tuned — there will be more blog giveaways!)