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Special Stones for Special Pets

Through out our lives we meet many unique individuals who have long lasting effects on us, enhancing our lives with many fond memories. Many of us share a part of our life with one or more special individuals of outstanding personality, character and devotion. Some are People and some are Pets.

Our beautiful hand made granite memorial stones can be  for any special friend, be it human or animal. Let us help give your special friend the kind of remembrance they are worthy of.

A beautiful Memorial stone for a friend that has been a companion for many wonderful years cost about as much as a nice dinner out for two. The difference is that the stone is a beautiful piece of art that you personally took part in designing and choosing a suitable picture of a special occasion or a fitting graphic from our library of pet graphics.

I made this incredible stone for a family involved with friends of a larger variety. Their quarter horse shared 27 years with them. Imaging the relationship you would build with a friend over such a long lifetime.  I was proud to be part of this process  to make such an excellent memorial for a fine animal and the family who loved her.

Getting Started on Your Memorial

To get started on your stone you will have to decide on the type of graphic you would like to place on it. Locate in your favorite photo's a few samples you can email them to me to see how well they will work. I can generally give you an idea pretty quick if the photo will be suitable or not. Digital or scanned photos can be e-mailed to me at jims@faithfulfriends.ca in JPG (JPEG) format as that is the best way to send data. A JPG image is compressed up to 15 times smaller so it will email faster over the web and not fill my mailbox with a few images. I can also use BMP (BITMAP) files but they will take a long time to send if you are not on a high speed internet connection. 

If you are going to scan them please make sure you crop the size down as much as possible and scan at a minimum of 300 DPI. If you cannot find one I have a fairly large collection of graphics that I can help you choose from. We also need to chose a phrase and decide if you would like the dates of your departed friend on the stone as well. I suggest using the months in abbreviated form so that it leaves more room for a special message for your pet. 

I will prepare a proof and email it to you so you will have an idea of the final appearance of your completed memorial project.

Here are a few more completed projects for you to review.

Our newest custom made item, solid wood Urns for Dogs up to 105 lbs. We laser engrave an image of your pet with the wording of your choice all for $149.99 plus shipping, these items sell for $500.00 or more with no engraved plaque inset, these are very unique and personal having your own real image not some generic drawing or graphic. Many different types of wood are available being Pine, Birch and for a small additional charge solid oak. These urns are suitable for either pets or people. They have a removable bottom, held securely in place with 8 screws, which can be sealed with a small amount of sealant.

How long will my memorial take to complete?
Depending on the complexity of the graphic and the amount of time it takes for you  to email or mail the graphics to me. Once all of the graphics have arrived the actual stone should be completed in between 3 - 5 days, when we mail your memorial it generally takes from 7 to 10 business days anywhere in North America. That means about 14 days including weekends. I can give you an idea of how long it will take if you are concerned with turn around time. If you require a rush order we can put a rush on it for a small additional charge.
Here are a couple of special poems that helped me when I lost my pets. I hope they can bring some comfort to you as well.

 Below is an excerpt from Four Feet in Heaven by Alice Chase

I will miss you, little friend, for I could never measure the happiness you brought to me the comfort and the pleasure and since God put you here to share In earthly joy and sorrow;  I'm sure there will be a place for you in Heaven's bright tomorrow...

and the very touching RAINBOW BRIDGE

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... 

Author unknown...

This is a good one! 

IF YOU CAN   Start your day without caffeine, Get going without pep pills,
Always be cheerful, ignoring aches and Pains, Resist complaining and boring people with your troubles, Eat the same food day after day and be grateful for it,
Understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,
You can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, through no fault of your own, something goes wrong, Take criticism and blame without resentment,
Ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him, Resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend, Face the world without lies and deceit, Conquer tension without medical help, Relax without liquor, Sleep without the aid of drugs, Say honestly that deep in your heart that you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics,

Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.


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