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Articles :: Pet Headstones

Pet Headstones

Pet Headstones

Pets are often an integral part of our lives. So much so, that they seem a part of the family. When a cherished pet passes away, sometimes it just isn't enough to bury them in the backyard. Sometimes, a memorial stone is needed to immortalize the memory and spirit of our favorite pet. Choosing a stone that will last forever,and serve as appropriate memorial is important.

First, it is important that the correct material be used to construct the memorial stone. In most cases, granite is the best choice. Granite will stand the test of time. Weather will not erode it and the many different options for embellishing the granite make it possible to customize a memorial for your pet. Other options include marble, slate, sandstone and bluestone. The key is to use a stone that is river rock. River rock is known for its durability and ability to withstand weather and other forces of nature.

Once you have determined what kind of stone you would like for your pet headstone, there are several other key factors. Color, texture and density of the uncut stone will all have an impact on the finished product. It many cases, it is possible to color the stone if you would like. Finally, natural stone will have slight variations that will create unique colors and streaking. By spending a bit of time looking at your stone choices, you will be able to pick a piece that will help you to memorialize your pet.

Next, you will need to make a determination regarding the engraving on the stone. Most memorial stones are created using either a sand carving or a sand blasting process. These processes allow for an etched appearance in the stone. As long as the stone itself is of suitable quality, these processes will only enhance the look of your pet memorial. You may choose to simply engrave the name of your pet, or go with a more elaborate embellishment. Paw prints, dates and short lines of poetry make excellent choices for a pet memorial.

Typically, pet headstones are smaller then a regular headstone. In many cases, shapes other than the traditional rectangle are used. Circles and irregular shaped stone are popular choices. Many people add a photograph of their pet to the memorial. This is a simple addition that serves to customize the headstone.

If you are choosing to use a pet headstone, you may want to consider looking for a local pet cemetery. This can be an excellent place to lay your beloved pet to rest. In many cases, the staff can assist you with choosing the best headstone for your pet. Pet cemeteries can be difficult to locate, so be sure to search carefully to find one in your area.

Whatever type of pet headstone you choose and no matter where you decide to place it, a pet headstone is an excellent way to remember a cherished member of your family. A simple and elegant headstone will memorialize your pet for years to come.

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