Our pets feel like part of the family and give us so much unconditional love and companionship. Often, the touching impact a cat has on us lasts for years after they have died.
Once you’ve given yourself time to grieve the loss of your adored feline friend, you may find it easier to focus on the happy memories of your time together and wish to celebrate and commemorate their life.
Losing a cat is never easy – whether their death was expected or not. If you’re looking for ideas on how to give a tribute to a pet that held a special place in your heart, take a look at our advice below.
Remembering the joy that your cat bought to your life is important as you grieve and can be a comfort during a tricky time. Try some of the following ideas:
Making a donation to your favourite animal charity can help many cats and kittens in need. At Cats Protection, any donation in memory is greatly appreciated and helps us to continue our great work.
Putting your emotions into words can help you to remember the great times you shared together. You could try writing a story, or sharing your words with a friend or relative.
Visit our memory wall, upload a picture and leave a message for an everlasting memory of your cat. You can visit the wall at any time and share your stories with other owners.
There are a number of ways to keep your cat’s memory alive and with many cat memorial gifts to be found, finding a way to commemorate your pet will be entirely personal to you. Here are some ideas on things to do in memory of a lost pet:
Making a photo album or memory book is a great way to commemorate your cat and the times you shared together.
Having a favourite photo of your cat enlarged and placed on the wall is one way to remember your cat
Plant a tree, bush or flowerbed in your garden. You could attach a small plaque with your cat’s name on or something you associate with your pet.
Carry your cat with you by turning their ashes into jewellery – from rings to pendants that can always be treasured.