Memories Of Pets Who Have Crossed The Rainbow Bridge Live On, Online
Our pets are our friends, our family, our confidants, our therapists, our advisers. I know, you may not be able to hear their advice but you know just what they’re getting at by that critical low groan, the curious tilt of the head, or the approving wag of the tail. Always loving, always loyal, always there. So when they pass away, it really hurts. Losing your furbaby and coming to terms involves a grieving process. That’s where 4myfriend.com, a website dedicated to cherished memories of man’s best friend, comes in to help pet parents come to terms with their loss.
Coming to Terms
While some people may scoff, pet parents need to grieve and come to terms with the loss of a beloved pet. Beyond the physical need for it, the process of saying goodbye is, in itself, healing. Remembering our loved ones, sharing stories about them, looking at photos all helps us deal with the pain of losing them. The grieving process for pets is no different.
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4myfriend.com is a Vancouver start-up that offers online memorials devoted to memories of loved and lost pets. Sometimes, just putting your thoughts and feelings to paper is enough to lift that looming gray cloud. Creating a memorial can be an incredibly therapeutic way to work through the grieving process and 4myfriend.com lets you share your precious memories easily in a beautiful and lasting way through words, pictures and video.
“Losing a pet is incredibly tough, it’s like losing a member of your family. 4myfriend.com is a cost-effective channel created to help people work through it in much the same way. Now people can create the same type of beautiful tribute we usually only see for celebrities in the obituary section of a newspaper,” said Keith Stride, founder and president of 4myfriend.com. “The site is easy to use and a great way to celebrate their life in a tasteful and lasting way.”
Once you’ve created your pet’s tribute page, it’s easy to share on various social media platforms. Set up a guest book and invite people to sign and share comments. Or, if you choose, invite people to donate to a charity of your choice – the SPCA, for example. What better way to honor your pet than by helping other animals?
Your online memorial is easy to create and navigate, with mobile capability for viewing on smartphones and tablets. The service is open to pet parents around the world (the site is only available in English right now).
In terms of cost options, you can set up a memorial for free (for one photo and up to 50 words) to $35 (up to 30 photos and videos, and unlimited text). For most pet parents, the results are priceless.
If you’d like to set up an online memorial for a pet who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, visit 4myfriend.com.
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