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Adirondack Stone Works Giveaway — Preserving our Pet’s Memory

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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!

 

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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.

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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).

 

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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!)

10 Comments Post a comment
  1. Dick Carver #

    We’ve had paintings done for relatives when their dogs have passed.

    March 25, 2013
  2. I have had 4 generations of dogs and only have one of the last generation is left. She is 14. All have been creamated and I have the ashes saved in boxes with their picture and a brass name plate on them. They “sit” on top of my cabinet in the living room where I can look at them and remember. There are 7 dogs there now and all too soon there will be one more I am afraid. That will be the end of my breed line but not the end of my dogs.
    Carol Guth

    March 25, 2013
  3. Rebecca #

    When my childhood dog, Pal, died, my Dad purchased a stone from the local monument store. We buried Pal in the backyard and marked his place of rest with the grave marker. My Dad still lives in the same house and on occasion, I still visit his grave. It’s been 50 years this spring since he passed away.

    March 25, 2013
  4. Kathy #

    We had to have our dear old lab, Barnaby put down last spring. I searched the web for the perfect memorial stone and was very glad to have found Adirondack Stone Works. The whole family helped spread his ashes in the woods where he used to chase squirrels, and his stone has been placed in the front garden under the red mable where he would lay for hours soaking up the sun while the children played. Thank you ASW, for giving us a very beautiful piece to forever remember our beloved four-legged family member.

    March 25, 2013
  5. Marie #

    I can’t imagine not having my girls with me. The stones are beautiful and a wonderful way to remember your precious companion. I hope that I won’t need one for a very long time. I also think they would be a wonderful celebration of them to have in a garden when they are alive.

    March 25, 2013
  6. Pat Pope #

    A memorial stone is a lasting and dignified way to preserve a pet friend’s memory. My Major was the first dog I ever loved and boy did I love him! His stone has his name and outline of a sheltie.

    March 26, 2013
  7. Linda DesMarais Taylor #

    I have lost many loved pets in my life. I lost my favorite bunny and bought a stone with an inscription on and taped a picture of him on it. I lost my precious parakeet and barred him near my bunny. I would love a stone for him. I have two dogs too who are 13 and 11. I think it is wonderful to remember our little loves this way.

    March 26, 2013
  8. Dana Atnip #

    My two cats are buried in a pet cemetery. My rottweiler I had cremated, & I have buried parts her ashes in several parks, Great Lakes, & the Pacific Ocean. I wanted her ashes buried someplace special.

    March 26, 2013
  9. Tabitha P. #

    I think it’s great and I ‘d love one for my dog that passes a few months ago.

    March 28, 2013
  10. Cheryl #

    We have a whole section of the pet cemetery for all our pets. There are 13 dogs, 1 frog, 1 chinchilla and 1 bunny there. May they all rest in peace and live on forever in our hearts.

    March 15, 2015

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