Pet Memorial Stones
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you lost a beloved pet? Tell me in the comments.
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