For many Americans, the death of a beloved childhood pet is the first time they ever encounter the concept of death. Sadly, that first brush with mortality is often marked with nothing more than an impromptu toilet bowl funeral, or a traumatic final trip to the vet.
As adults, many U.S. animal lovers choose to honor their special bond with unforgettable memorials. While people might tease you about constantly posting pet pics on Facebook and Twitter, the truth is that human beings and animals like cats and dogs have a special bond. We’ve evolved side by side for thousands of years, and the passing of a pet often causes deep grief.
For years, many people struggled with this grief alone, but now the Web is connecting bereaved pet owners looking for unique sympathy gifts and ways to help the