For many of us our ‘pets’ are part of our family, they’ve possible lived at home and been dependent on us longer than our children.  They often are our children.  When we lose them the loss can be devastating, and the grief is tough.  Tougher than when we lose a person…. Because the grief at the loss of a child, parent or friend is expected, accepted and understood. Plus there is often a community of people also grieving for the same loss.  When we lose a pet, people often don’t get it, or expect us to get over it more quickly.

I realise that many people want to commemorate the life of an animal companion, beit with a burial, a scattering of ashes, or a wake in their memory.  One of the services I offer as an Alternative and Independent Celebrant is to officiate at a celebration of your late companion.  It can be in your garden, at a favourite spot important to you and their memory or…in fact, anywhere.  As always, there are no rules.  I can help you chose readings and poems, write a speech and prepare a service for as many people to attend as you wish.

Our pets are our family and our friend, and when we lose them we need to mark their impact on our life