Many Milwaukeeans have fond memories of their pets. Whether dogs or cats, birds or rodents they each have a special place in the hearts of their owners.
Many pet owners have their animals cremated and keep their ashes in the living room. This helps keep the memories alive and their pets continue to be present in the home.
Everyone remembers in their own way. Some keep scrapbooks, others have videos, and some just keep the memories in their mind. However they are saved the memories of old friends will live with all of their humans.
Scrapbooks are easily found in many stores. They can be as simple as a three-ringed binder and sheet protectors or as elaborate as specialized photo albums. The photographs can be cut into shapes or hearts and labeled appropriately.
Videos slide show can be made from photos take with a digital camera. The files can be transferred into a presentation program format. These can be projected from a computer.
The memories run deep and something a simple as a song or an odor can bring these thoughts to mind. Places that have been frequented with the pet that lives in the heart maybe still around like a walk along Lake Michigan or a cup of coffee at one of the many outdoor cafes.
Milwaukeeans who have lost a pet can put together a memorial website to commemorate the life of the animal.
Lighting a candle on the day of the pet’s passing or making a donation to a charity in memory of a pet is another way to keep the warmth in the heart lit.
The memories live forever in the heart which make pets live forever.