Spring is here, Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and you might be wondering how to celebrate the wonderful woman in your life. If your mom has lost a pet – it doesn’t matter when it was – why not give her a memory quilt that also celebrates the life of your mom’s animal companion. It is a really a special gift, unique to your mom and her pet, and can provide years of joy and comfort.
Quilts have long been considered family heirlooms, handed down from one generation to the next, something full of meaning and emotion. Memory quilts are beautiful tributes to people and animals that have given so much love and joy to their families. A memory quilt for your mom on Mother’s Day, honoring her loving pet and their special relationship, is unlike any other gift she could possibly get and will be a gift she will treasure.
Memory quilts can contain photographs and favorite quotes, embroidered pictures and names, and fun fabric patterns, things that will remind your mother of the love that was between her and her pet. They can be hung on the wall as a piece of art, or used as a throw blanket, to give warmth and comfort. However your mom chooses to display her memory quilt, it is a symbol of love, trust, and years of companionship. It will be a gift for all time, something very precious for your mother to enjoy.
Memory quilts are things of celebration. They represent the joy, devotion, and love in relationships. It is a gift your mother will never be expecting, and it will be a wonderful visual image of a long and loving connection. Your mother will never forget your thoughtfulness in giving this gift, something that will last long after a bouquet of flowers has wilted. The bond between a pet and its human is unique in all the world – something that stays with human beings long after their pets have crossed the rainbow bridge. A memory quilt honors that bond in a way that nothing else can. It is a joyous reminder of unconditional love, days of play, and moments of deep affection.
Over the course of a pet’s life, their human counterparts learn to interact with them in ways that people without pets can’t understand. However, pet owners are seldom ready for the twilight of their companion’s life, especially if it’s their first time dealing with such a time. While it may be difficult to focus in these trying moments, it’s important for us to send our pets off in the best way possible.
Pets age in mostly the same way as humans do. They experience pain more frequently, a deterioration of different senses, and lose their cheerful energy with age. The most significant difference is that they have no way of communicating these things. Unable to vent their frustration with words, pets can become unresponsive or short-tempered. It’s important to remember that this is not their fault, and to continue to provide them with the care and attention they’ve always deserved.
When you feel like your pet may be nearing the end of her life, it’s a good idea to contact your veterinarian and decide on a proper plan. As long as your pet is still alive, it’s important that they are relatively free of pain and having their nutritional needs met. It can be difficult to tell, so consulting with someone who deals with the death of animals on a regular basis is a good idea.
Your pet’s last days should be as comfortable as possible. Keep them in a quiet, warm room with minimal activity and gentle lighting. You should spend as much time with them as possible, but be sure to be gentle with your voice and touch. Most of all, try your hardest to be free of stress and worry. Your pet has spent a lifetime learning how to sense your emotion. Whether you know it or not, they’ll appreciate your love and compassion, and pass on in a warm, comfortable state.