Saying goodbye to someone you love is one of the hardest things that you will ever deal with in life. And that’s not just for humans, but also for our furry family members. Losing a cat many times leaves an irreplaceable hole in our heart, regardless of all the memories that you have of times cherished together. But thankfully, there are ways to commemorate and honor our best friends. And most importantly, we need to remember them for who they were and the endless joy and love they brought to our lives.
Here are 3 amazing ways you can remember and honor a cat that has passed away:
1. Journal About The Happy Times:
All deaths are tragic, whether it’s sudden or after a long life lived. It’s important once your cat has passed away that you think about the happy times the two of you had together, and focus your mindset on that. It’s only fair to yourself that you keep yourself positive, give yourself time to deal with the loss, and preserve their memory in the way that they deserve. Talk about your cat with others, write down happy memories the two of you shared, and of course, keep the photos out that capture the moments in time the two of you had.
2. Plant A Tree in Their Honor
Many people think to give donations in their cat’s honor or perhaps even get some permanent ink, but planting a tree in their honor is also a perfect way to let their legacy live on for years to come. Pick a nice spot in your yard and plant a young tree, and as the years pass, you’ll be able to watch that beautiful tree grow big and strong. Each day that passes you’ll have a living legacy that you can always look to when you want to be reminded of your special friend.
3. Memorial Bracelet That Feeds 22 Shelter Cats In Your Kitty’s Name
We (the team at iHeartCats.com) created this so that we could honor our kitty’s memory and make a real impact in their name. This fashion forward bracelet serves as a memory of the cat you loved and helps feed 22 shelter cats who are waiting to be loved. Click here to get yours.
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When a cat crosses over the Rainbow Bridge, they always take a piece of your heart with them. We crafted a unique and symbolic bracelet that memorializes the relationship you have with a cat who has passed on. Each piece features the following elements, all designed to honor the memory of your beloved cat:
» 1 Paw Bead: Symbolizes the paw prints they left on your heart
» 1 Heart Bead: Symbolizes the piece of your heart they took with them
» 22 White Ceramic Beads: Each bead represents a meal donation made in honor of your cat. For each purchase, 22 meals will be donated to rescues and shelters through RescueBank.
Now available in a rainbow lava bead option if you’re looking for a colorful way to remember and honor your cat that will always be in your heart: