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Adoption - know your facts. Seniors

When adopting a senior pet consider the following:

  • Ask about health and special needs.
  • Consider your budget as older pets will need more Vet visits.
  • Be patient with them as they will need time to adjust.
  • Be prepared for a short amount of time with them.
  • When adopting a senior pet consider the following:
  • Ask about health and special needs.
  • Consider your budget as older pets will need more Vet visits.
  • Be patient with them as they will need time to adjust.
  • Be prepared for a short amount of time with them.

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Cremation Jewellery - the origins!

Mourning Jewelry as it was once called (in some parts of the world, still is) is a general term for jewelry that people have used over centuries as a way of honoring and remembering deceased loved ones. It has been around since the 1600’s and the earliest known pieces were hand rings. Pearls were particularly favored as they were thought to represent tears and sadness.

Cremation jewelry began to gain momentum during the Victorian Age - named after Queen Victoria who reigned from 1837 until her death in 1901. Victoria’s husband Prince Albert died of typhoid in 1861. The Queen went into full mourning for 3 years along with her court and remained in mourning for the rest of her life. The Victorians were extremely superstitious, especially where death was concerned and hung black drapes over all the mirrors in the house when in mourning. It was said that if you looked into a mirror when a body was in the house, you would be the next person to die. Cremation Jewelry was popular in England during this era and in the United States during the Civil War hair work was a symbolic art that often served as a keepsake or a "love token" to show affection, commemorate the loss of a loved one or to keep a loved one close during times of physical separation. 

The first style of cremation jewelry involved intricately woven hair. Today, most people use a piece of hair or some cremains or ashes as they are more commonly known. Historically hair ‘art’ often served as a love token or keepsake to show affection or commemorate loss or during times of physical separations like war. When people died, hair was often clipped from the head of a deceased person and then woven into a bonnet that would be given to the next of kin.

Nowadays hair is still used in keepsakes and remembrance jewelry but it is more common to use ashes or cremains. The type of jewelry we (www.celtic-ashes.com) offer is bespoke and entirely unique to the wearer and the deceased because it fuses the ash (which for every single person is different) with glass and this fusion creates not a mold but a unique shape, texture and color.

DIY Christmas Paw-naments! :D

RBM Xmas Decorations

Ok so we make some pretty fabulous Christmas ornaments here at Rainbow Bridge Memorials BUT they are memorial items and we want you to celebrate your babies while they are still barking and purring at your feet right now so in honor of that and the upcoming Festive season here is a cool DIY Xmas Ornament you can do at home with your furry loved one!!

Dough Ornament Ingredients:

1 cup salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup water

Or ratio of 1 salt to 1 flour to half water ;-)


Parchment paper or aluminium foil or just something unsticky! ;-)
A pen or pencil or general poking device for punching a hole - we're so tech here!

Mix the salt, flour, water in a bowl until it becomes firm. Knead the dough for 30 seconds and then cut individual circles with a Glass or Cup or if you're very fancy - a shape cutter!!! LOL

Now is the tricky part - hold your pet long enough to get the desired print!!!

Press your pet's paw into the dough and use the poking device to make a small hole at the top.

My sample!

Bake at about 200 degrees in the oven for 2-3 hours or until completely dry and pray it doesn't crack!!

Once cool, paint the whole piece and then (suggestion!) Use a pretty (maybe red? or Green? ooh and even glitter!) to decorate the paw....

Another cool suggestion is to write the year and name with marker on the back (HINT: if you've painted a dark color, use a light sharpie like silver or white).

Annnnnd to prove you CAN be Martha Stewart - finish it off with a festive ribbon to hang on the tree! Voilà!! You ARE amazing and your furry one loves you even more ;-)

Ireland's Pet Expo 2015 BIG COMPETITION!!

BIG COMPETITION NEWS!! Come see us at the Ireland's Family Pet Expo RDS Nov 7/8th 2015 for your chance to win. If you can't make it, share and comment on this post below and we will add your name to the draw that weekend. <3 we know not everyone can make it and it is SUCH a good prize!!!

PRIZE - “Rainbow Bridge Memorial Pack” - our Sterling Silver Paw Print Heart Locket, our Glass Photo Weight, our BRAND NEW Encased/Engraved Christmas Decoration, your choice of our original 20 inch Sterling Silver Fused Pendents and a Framed copy of the Rainbow Bridge Story.

This memorial pack totals 650 euros and will be personalized for the winner!!

This is a beautiful present for someone to use themselves or share with others.

 

 

Pets and Yoga

So I just finished a yoga class where randomly the yoga teacher started singing at the end of class and it got me thinking about all the other 'random' yoga moments I have had over the years and one of my favorite reasons why I just CANT practice at home is that my pet pooch Poppy (say that ten times!!) ALWAYS gets in the mix with her own yoga routine! Its super cute but also quite prohibitive to my poses! Have any of you found similar??

Heres a video that help show what I mean!

 Now if I was any good at being a pet owner Id train my pooch to do yoga WITH me like this guy! BRILLIANT.

Win YOUR PET immortalized on our super popular Glass Picture Weight! Runners Up get a squeak toy!


COMPETITION TIME!

 

We want the FUNNIEST pics you've got of your furry babies - past and present! We will choose the top 5 and put it to a vote! Winner gets their pet immortalized on our super popular Glass Picture Weight worth 120 dollars or 110 euros or priceless in emotions!

 

Runners (2 and 3) up get a cute flat furry monkey squeak toy!

All you have to do is email us a photo, tweet us, post it on our FB page or onto the Competition status - whatever way - we will get the photo and choose the top 5 which we will then put to the public to vote - they seem the best adjudicators! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! xx
Deadline is July 31st!