Pet Loss Gifts and Memorial Markers for Pets | Saying Goodbye to Nutter the Cat

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Pet Loss Gifts and Memorial Markers for Pets

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, I will always offer my readers an unbiased and honest account of my experiences. Your trust is very appreciated, and never taken for granted. ~Tonya, Dexter and Angel Nutter

Losing a pet is never easy. Pet loss and grief can take many forms and can hit people like a ton of bricks. You can learn more about how to cope with the loss of a dog or cat in this article. Today, I wanted to talk about the passing of my beloved cat, Nutter.

Nutter was a special cat that weaved his way into my life in 2002. I was not looking to adopt a stray kitty, nor was my current dog, Theo. But Nutter had a different plan in mind. I was living in Raleigh, NC at the time, and an unusual ice storm rolled in. Reluctantly, I brought the then stray cat inside my home with every intention of taking him to a local cat rescue when the storm was over. Let’s just say that never happened. You can read more about his story here.

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Nutter was a very good cat and happily took the role of King of the Castle. He welcomed new pets into my home and showed each one the lay of the land. My alley cat turned lap cat lived to what we believe was the ripe old age of 20. Not bad for a cat whose original vet told me he wouldn’t live very long due to his heart murmur.

In the summer of 2018, I had to make the decision to humanely let Nutter go to the Rainbow Bridge. His body was no longer functioning as it should. His last day was full of cooked chicken. This was his favorite food of all time. No one in the house could eat chicken without him begging for a bite.

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Nutter loved his chicken~
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He was a happy camper!

I wanted to memorialize Nutter the Cat in a very special way. After all, he was the longest-living pet I’ve ever had the privilege of calling my friend. I wanted to find a cat memorial stone that I could place outside in the garden. This would allow me to see the pet memorial stone each time I took Dexter the Dog outside.

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Diamond Engraved Marker

I was looking for an affordable granite pet marker that I could have personalized with Nutter’s photo and text. I was thrilled when I found Diamond Engraved. Diamond Engraved offers both human and pet headstones and plaques. The pet memorials are made with premium ¾” thick beveled granite and come in five different sizes.

As I was viewing their samples online, I was stunned at how bright and detailed the granite stones were. The 100% natural granite stones are engraved with sharp diamond, creating these lovely stones that will never fade or deteriorate. To ensure longevity, they do not apply any paint; it’s all meticulously engraved.

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Diamond Engraved

The process was very user-friendly. I sent a photo of Nutter along with the text. Within one day they created a layout and emailed me a copy for approval. It was perfect. The women at Diamond Engraved will happily work with customers to get the pet marker just right prior to engraving at no additional fees. Their mission is to provide affordable memorials, crafted with Heart and Style. And that they did!

Nutter’s customized granite cat memorial marker arrived in an eco-friendly cardboard box without any Styrofoam or plastic packaging. It was in perfect condition, and I was beyond thrilled when I first laid eyes on his granite memorial stone.

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They even fixed his ear I chopped off in my original photo!

I was stunned at the quality of the engraving and how they engraved all the details in Nutter’s fur. It was purrfection. My mom, being the gardener that she is, carefully placed Nutter’s granite marker in the perfect spot, surrounded by flowers. It’s just beautiful. Over a year later, the marker is in perfect condition, with no cracks or fading.

I love that I can look at Nutter’s marker each day. I’m reminded of all the great memories we shared and how happy he was. My garbage cat turned KING of the home lived a long, happy life.

If you are looking for a way to honor your beloved pet, I would highly recommend visiting Diamond Engraved. They are a small, woman-owned business that offers exceptional memorials and ships free in the US and Canada. You can use promo code TONYA10 for 10% off your order. You won’t be disappointed.


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Diamond Engraved

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Pet Loss Gifts and Memorial Markers for Pets | Saying Goodbye to Nutter the Cat

27 thoughts on “Pet Loss Gifts and Memorial Markers for Pets | Saying Goodbye to Nutter the Cat

  1. These are lovely. We lost a dog 4 years ago and something like this would have been lovely had he been buried. But we have a nice box for him instead which sits on top of the mantel.

  2. Thank you. My wife and I were just discussing what to do when our Nickajack (Nick) passes. Nick has an ultrasound this afternoon to determine if he has liver disease or gall bladder issues. He has been a shell of himself for seven days. Thanks again for the information on a memorial stone..

  3. Oh man I don’t even want to think about this. I love my furbabies so much, I can’t imagine a day when they aren’t in my life. It’s so hard loving them so much!

  4. These are so beautiful. I lost my horse this year and it was the hardest thing in the world. It’s nice to have something in their memory.

  5. This is so cool. I wish I had seen this earlier when my daughter lost her first pet. But I’m not sure the hamster would have been worthy of that. Although with our dog now as he gets up there. I will definitely present this to my daughter to memorialize him if and when he passes.

  6. For those who have pets, they are family. This post is very informative for those who have experienced the loss of a pet.

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  7. These are lovely memorials for pets. I’ve never heard of them before, sorry for your loss.

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