- Four months in the orchestration of a remembrance ceremony to honor #National Pet Memorial Day 2014 and the day is almost here. Hopeful that all will fall into place, run smoothly and be well received. I want this remembrance day to be healing for all pet owners who struggle with the loss of a member of their furry family. Amazed at everyone who has helped me in this process. From the moment this idea was conceived all the folks involved have offered moral support and encouraging enthusiasm and ideas.
- I believe it will be a meaningful way to honor our pets and help to heal our hearts. Musicians from the band “Hummingbird”, along with singing bowl accompaniment, will provide background music. Pet therapy dogs will be present for a hug, a caress, and maybe a kiss. A memorial wall will be set up for everyone to post their pet’s photos. We’ll have doodle tables with drawing paper and writing implements for folks to design, create and express their heartfelt messages to their pets. There will be selected reading about what a pet brings to our lives. Andrea Seader, a certified “Pet Bereavement Counselor”, will be offering her insight on the Stages of Grief and productive ways to move forward after a loss. There will be a short reflective healing meditation at the water’s edge. We will end with a brief candle lighting ceremony.
- For all who can attend I look forward to seeing you and hugging you. Tears may flow, that’s okay. Hugs are free.
Dr. Dale Krier