Growing up with dogs and cats it became clear to me very early that animals will accompany me for the rest of my life. Today my husband and I share our lives with 4 cats and 2 dogs.
After having to send some of our beloved pets accross the rainbow bridge ourselves and refusing to send them to an animal cadaver utilisation plant we assigned a pet funeral service for single cremations. After the return of the ashes we spreaded it in our garden during a small private ceremony. The idea of dusting the ashes on a place where our darlings liked to rest or to take a nap, in the shadow of a nice bush for example, comforted us and gives us the feeling that they are still with us.
In the past I always encountered people who were completely left alone in their grief for their pets. No sympathy coming from friends and family, no understanding how painful the loss of our faithful companions can be. A lot of people react strangely if you try to explain to them what you are feeling.
This is why I decided to support other people in their grief for their pets. To accompny them on this last journey. To be with them when their sweetheart has to go, be with them when they go to the veterinary to say goodbye. To help them in organising a farewell with dignity.