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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!

Funerals for Pets

Should we or should we not have funerals or ceremonies for our pets? Pet owners would probably argue yes and non pet owners would probably argue that it's ridiculous and a waste of time and money.

I can understand both sides of the story. It's been interesting for me on this journey. I have lost a pet, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. Each one costs time and money but both these shrink into the background as the emotion takes over.

I wrote a book on Funeral Planning in Ireland. It was published two years ago. It was for humans. Of course it was. When humans die we have a funeral. That's why when we lost Roxy 6 years ago and we came home from the vets, I was at a loss - in every meaning of the word! I couldn't figure out what I was supposed to do. My friends didn't know what to do. There was no blueprint, no schedule of events to help us to figure out what was next. 

I was talking about my business to a lady today and explaining this to her and it's interesting - there has been two funerals I have missed out on or have not happened to loved ones in my life - my grandmother (I was in America) and my pet Roxy (we didn't have one) and whether it is because of the strong bond I had with them or the fact that I didn't attend a funeral for them, I still get massively emotional when I talk about either. Is this because of the strong bond with them or because I didn't 'go through the motions' a funeral brings? Does a funeral help to move you through the stages of grief or is it just a 'thing you do' when someone dies?

I'm in NYC currently and I know pet funerals are a huge thing here and will probably at some point make an impact overseas but is it necessary or just another way for people to make money from emotional life events?

Putting a Pet to sleep

Putting a beloved pet to sleep has to be one of life's worse decisions. I still to this day think of Roxy and when we chose to put her down nearly 6 years ago. It kills me. She went to sleep looking into my and my mother's eyes and part of me still wonders was she asking "why are you doing this to me?" or was she saying "thank you". I will never know. This video has me crying my eyes out into the keyboard as I type this because it brought back ALL the memories I had pushed down trying to forget but I never will. We had Roxy for 16 years - I grew up with her and she will always be my sister. This video will break your heart if you love animals so watch with a tissue.