6 Special Ways To Remember A Furry Family Member That Passed Away

Written by: Adri Sandoval
Adri Sandoval is the Special Projects Manager for iHeartDogs and iHeartCats. Her work has deepened her love for animals, fostering a strong passion for rescue and animal advocacy.Read more
| Published on September 10, 2017

Your furry family members are close to your heart, and saying goodbye when they cross that Rainbow Bridge will always be difficult. It doesn’t matter how old they were or how much time you had with them, when they pass away, you know you’ll always cherish their memory. Their paws left permanent prints on your life. There are many ways to remind yourself of their love while also honoring their memory. Here are a few products that will bring you closer to the one you lost.

#1 – Wear Your Heart on Your Wrist

Specially crafted to symbolize the bond you shared with your cat, the Limited Edition Memorial Bracelet is a daily reminder of your late loved one. The paw-shaped bead represents the paw prints your cat left on your heart, and the heart bead is the piece of you they took with them. The other 22 white agate beads represent the 22 meal donations your purchase will fund. The donations are made in honor of your cat and will go toward the rescue cats that need it most.

#2 – Take Their Memory Wherever You Go

“No longer by my side but forever in my heart,” perfectly expresses the feeling of losing a beloved cat. The No Longer By My Side Key Chain is complete with paw print charm and made from zinc alloy. Attaching it to your keys will remind you that even when you’re missing your cat the most, they’re never far away.

#3 – Help Find a Cure

Too many pet owners loose their cats to cancer. It’s the number one disease-related killer for both cats and dogs, but that heartbreaking diagnosis doesn’t need to be a death sentence. Through medical research and the expansion of treatment options, more animals can be saved. If your pet lost their battle with cancer, you can help other animals survive with the Pet Cancer Memorial Bracelet. A portion of the proceeds is donated to pet cancer research.

#4 – Keep Them Close to Your Heart

A locket dedicated to your cat’s memory is the physical representation of their impact on your life. The Furever Memorial Locket Set comes with three charms representing both your pet and the 20 meals for shelter cats that your purchase will provide. The optional angel wing clip-on is your angel waiting for you on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. The locket also has a place where you can insert a picture of you and your cat.

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#5 – Remember the Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge is the poetic image used to describe where beloved pets go when they leave us forever. The Rainbow Bridge Memorial Ring is a special reminder that your pet is gone but not forgotten. The never-ending trail of paw prints is the infinite love you shared and a reminder of special memories. It’s available in multiple sizes, and your purchase will fund 20 meals for rescue cats.

#6 – Reflect With Poetry

When your cat passes away, you share a promise to meet them again one day. ‘Till We Meet Again” is a poem by M. Morris dedicated to that promise and every pet owner who has ever had to make it. The 4″ x 6″ Memorial Poem Magnet can be placed where you’ll see it everyday and feel comforted by the hopeful words.