A Dog Loves Water Bottles

One water bottle turns my dog into a clown.  She runs through the house tossing and chasing the bottle. After the chase is over she chews off the lid and tears up thepaper.  She then hides them.  I eventually find the hidden bottles and throw them away.

Even though I hate the plastic filling up our landfills, my husband works in a mine and needs to bring water with him.

I found this cute video and released many dogs are just like mine.

Enjoy.

 

 


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Get 10% off all pet memorial products this April.

Get 10% off all pet memorial products this April.  Please use Code PM10. 

Promotion ends May 1, 2013.  Here are some great products.

PS-32-HPhoto Series Heart Pet Cremation Urn PS-32-8

This beautiful hardwood pet urn comes in six sizes and has three different photo shapes oval, heart and paw print.  You can add names, dates, paw prints and poems to personalize and create a beautiful memorial of your pet companion.  For a little extra you can add a memory chest to store precious mementos.  The pet urn in the picture cost $90.00.  Is American made with free shipping.

http://www.finememorialurns.com/product/photo-series-heart

 

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Any pet owner will find our beautiful sculptured urns comforting as well as pleasing. Our breed specific custom pet urns are designed as sculptures to provide a discrete, personal, and dignified way to honor your beloved pet.

These beautiful sculptured urns are a wonderful way to keep the memory of your beloved pet close to your side. They are table top size and will look appealing in any home or office. These sculptured pet urn are emotionally comforting with their-life like vibrancy. They truly are a stunning memorial of your pet.

This is an award-winning meticulously crafted, breed specific sculpture, made to look like your pet. Custom painting and eye-color options are available. You can order a velvet cremation pouch and name tag. We have 9 dog breeds to choose from and 7 cat breeds.

This Tuxedo Short Hair Cat Urn cost $195.00.  It is made in the United States of America and has free shipping.

http://www.finememorialurns.com/shadowcast

CS 102 CW-04406My Companion With Dachshund Black

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I will never let you go. Stephan Canneto’s “My Companion” pet urn demonstrates that in our heart we will always be holding our beloved pet. This is a beautiful pet urn that is highly detailed and made of cultured wood, a sculpture of loving hands holding a pet Dachshund gently forever.

 

 

Each piece has been cast from Stephan Canneto’s original sculpture using the “lost wax” method. This pet urn is cast in resin and has a cultured wood finish. Once cast a hand applied finish creates unique variations in the color and texture of the individual urn. This is an exclusive production by the renown artist Stephan Canneto and the urn has been signed and numbered by by him.

 We carry 9 different dog breeds. This urn cost $360.  Is made in the United States of America and has free shipping.

http://www.finememorialurns.com/product/companion-dachshund-black

Heart-marker-series-8x8 B Loving Heart Pet Grave Marker 

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This is a beautiful highly detailed polished granite memorial plaque or pet grave marker and it is 2” thick.  It makes a wonderful memorial for any garden, park and looks beautiful in a pet cemetery. It is designed to lay flat and comes in 2 different sizes 12”L x 12”W and 8”L x 8”W.

On this memorial plaque or pet grave marker we can engrave a picture of your loved one, name and dates.  This will make a wonderful long-lasting memorial.

This beautiful grave marker cost $201.95.  It is made in the United States of America and has free shipping.

http://www.finememorialurns.com/product/lmp-heart-sm

Crystal Imaging PhotographyCrystal Diamond Photo Memorial

This balancing diamond-shaped crystal is stunning.  We will transform your favorite photo into a 3D image, laser engraved into a large crystal resting on a wooden piano finished light base. To truly showcase this amazing memorial we illuminate the crystal as it balances on a wooden base of classic black or rosewood.

This astounding memorial comes in 3 sizes, Small – 2.5”x 2.5”x2.5” – 2lb, Medium – 3.25”x3.25”x3.25” – 4lb,   Grand – 4”x4”x4” – 7lb.

This also makes a unique and lasting gift. This crystal memorial will be cherished by you and all your loved ones. Your crystal will be packaged in our velvet-lined gift box.

This crystal cost $109.00.  It is made in the United States of America and has free shipping.

Browse through our selection of crystals at:

http://www.finememorialurns.com/MemorialsSympathyGifts

My cherished paw print plaqueCherished Paw Plaque

Our hand and their paws are always touching. We cherish the close relationship we have with our pets. That is why Finememorialurns.com brings you the “Cherished Pet Paw Prints Plaque.”

This memorial plaque captures the shape, texture and the intricate characteristics of your pet’s paw.

You can actually feel the lines, little bumps on each pad and even touch the swirl of the fur on their paw. It is such a wonderful way to hold their paw forever.

The finished paw print comes in three different metallic finishes bronze, pewter and copper. The plaques are 7” x 9” which includes a 4” x 6” photo holder. The plaque comes in five different finishes cherry, oak, mahogany, marble black and matte black.

Each Cherished Pet Paw Prints casting is handmade and packaged by with great care and exceptional attention to detail.

The casting material is US veterinarian approved. Impression material is non-toxic to humans and pets alike. It is easy to use. We send you a pliable casting material that you knead in your hand until soft. You then press your pets paw into the material and send it back to us. The casting material will never dry out. If you are not happy with the first impression just re knead and cast the paw again. It’s easy and simple.

This treasured plaque cost $80.  It is made in the United States of America and has free shipping.

http://www.finememorialurns.com/product/cherished-paw-plaque

darkpawMemory Vessel

Memory Vessel is a unique piece of keepsake jewelry. Made of Rhodium it has a hidden USB flash drive which holds pictures, videos or voice recordings. This beautiful piece of jewelry  has two compartments to store crushed flowers, cremated remains, locks of hair, bits of fur or any personal remembrance that keeps your memories close.

This beautiful memorial pendant cost $195.  It is made in the United States of America and has free shipping.

http://www.finememorialurns.com/product/memory-vessel-dark

Please take advantage of this 10% off special and browse through our beautiful pet memorial products.  Please go to  http://www.finememorialurns.com/

 

 


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Paw Prints On My Heart

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Paw Prints On My Heart

 You came into my life one day,

So beautiful and smart,

My dear and sweet companion,

I loved you from the start.

And though I knew the time would come,

When we would have to part,

You’ll never be forgotten,

You left paw prints on my heart.

Losing our pet changes our lives.  Life’s cadence is interrupted.  Like a gaping hole a piece of our life is noticeable gone and we begin to grieve.  Friends and family misunderstand the gravity of our loss causing more pain.  The comfort we so often sought from our pet companion is gone and our heart aches.

Mourning the loss of a pet companion is as important as mourning the loss of any one.  We have to allow ourselves to grieve.  Crying helps us acknowledge our pain.

Feelings of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are the five stages of grief.  You and you love ones will be experiencing extreme emotions.  Understanding where you and your family are in the stages of grief will help you deal with these emotions.

Please note the five stages of grief are not linear.  Often we go from one to another and back again. This is how we learn to cope and live with our loss.

Talk to someone who understands.  Share your memories, your feelings of loss and your grief.  This will be very comforting.

Here are two excellent websites where you can go and talk to other people who are mourning the loss of their pet companion as well.

http://www.chancesspot.org

http://www.petloss.com

Please feel free to share stories of fond memories of your pet with us.  If you need someone to talk to please email me at: 2touchtomorrow@gmail.com  I am a good listener.


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What Would I Give

What I Would Give

FineMemorialUrns.com is offering $5.00 off on Compositions.  Please use coupon code CAP5.

Memoralize a person, their life, their love with a beautiful composition.   Working with the artist, you now can create a beautiful and unique portrait or memorial of you or your loved one by combining two or more pictures to make a composition. If you do not a have an appropriate background picture the artist will try to find one for you.

 

Here are some composition ideas.

  A sports field and a coach.

 Your loved one with their trophy/ies.

 A pastor and his church.

 A teacher and her school or students.

 An artist with a collage of his/her works.

 An musical instrument and musician.

 A mother surround by her children.

 A father surround by his children.

 A farmer imposed over his farm, fields or livestock.

 A craftsman working on his craft with an portrait over imposed.

 A garden with the gardener over imposed.

 

You will be working directly with the artist through phone calls and e-mails to create the composition.

The artist can do a little touch ups to the photo, such as removing a wrinkle, blemish, spots or some dust spots, remove bends or tares on the picture. Together with the artist you will choose a background. The artist may suggest some special affects. The artist will then lift the subject from the original picture and place it on the chosen background and create a new picture. Additional people (subjects) can be added to create a composition.

A final e-mail will be sent for your approval before the portrait is sent to our professional photo lab. All Prints Are Processed By A Professional Photo Lab on high quality photo paper.

 

Prices

 Artist Fee: $11 for first subject portrait.

(Additional $2.00 per additional subject)

Professional Photo Lab Fee: $7.00

Price of Print is extra.

 


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That One Peculiar Relative

Almost every family has at least one “Uncle Emile” in it.  You know, that one family member of yours that Hollywood could make a great move of.  Peculiar people run in my family but Uncle Emile stands out the most.

Uncle Emile was one of the most loving souls I had ever known and his family met everything to him. He worked in the gold mines of Deadwood, South Dakota most of his life. On the weekends he and his family drove 45 miles to his brother’s 200 acre farm 7 miles east of Newell, South Dakota.  His brother which was my grandfather suffered from severe arthritis so uncle Emile worked alongside my grandmother helping her with the crops, milking, irrigating and haying.

Even though uncle Emile worked 7 days a week he never lost his love for life and the ability to have fun and it showed. He had twinkling pure blue eyes which and disappeared when he smiled.  He was always smiling.  Like W.C Fields he had a ball at the end of his nose.  Long tight-curly gray hair fringed his bald head which was covered by a straw cowboy hat.  His open shirt revealed the protruding roundness of his pot belly and resting on the gray hair of his chest was gold chains.  The pockets hung out of his cut off shorts and his long hairy legs were covered by thigh high irrigation boots.  My teenage uncle, from the other side of the family, reported that he would smoking pot with him.  My siblings and I adored him.

 

Uncle Emile and Joe.

Uncle Emile and Joe.

 

It’s A Matter Of Perspective

My dignified,  proud father once shared with me that all he ever wanted was a boy.  He told me waited and waited and after 6 girls he finally got his boy. Then dad hung his head and saddly said,  “…and he is just like Uncle Emile.”

Uncle Emile was on my mother’s side of the family.

Our family laughs so hard about this it brings tears to our eyes.  Dad was right, my brother has the same twinkling eyes, tight curly hair and he loves life. It is a matter of perspective on whether your relative is peculiar or just a wonderful unique individual who enriched your life.

I would love for you write and share with us a story on your peculiar relative.


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To The Graduate

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This spring many of our love ones will be graduating.  Graduation cards are great but not kept.  I wanted to give a young cousin of mine something greater than a card, wisdom from my life’s experiences. Along with money of course.  This is what I wrote.

My Dear Loved One;

I hope you don’t mind that I didn’t spend $4.50 on a card.  Instead I decided to take some time and share some important observations I have made in my life time.

Always be grateful.  Never forget good things come to those who are grateful.  Often the greatest blessing come in disguise.  No matter how difficult the situation may be remember to bless it with love and gratitude.  Blessings will come back on you as well as curses.  So watch your words.

Watch what you say.  Words can be destructive as well as constructive.  Jesus has a lot to say about our words. Mathew 12:36  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.   The hateful and destructive words can never be taken back.  I have watched too many relationships be destroyed because of hateful words.  Even if the relationship isn’t destroyed mistrust will always be there.  Biting your tongue at the moment might be hard but living with the consequences of not is harder.  Value the relationships you have and bless not curse.

Remember people will never remember the things you said or the things that you did, just the way you made them feel.  It doesn’t matter if you meet them for just a moment make sure you value all people at all times.  It’s a small, small world.  You will meet many people in your future that you briefly encountered in your past.  Make sure even in the worst circumstance that you treat everyone with respect and grace.   It will never be forgotten.

What is in your heart?  Be careful with your thoughts.  For some unexplainable reason we will always manifest our thoughts.  Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil; for the abundance of the heart the mouth speak

Think good and positive thoughts at all times you will reap the rewards.

We will never have the passion to hate unless we had the passion to love.  You probably know by now what a fine line there is between love and hate.  In your life time you may cross that line over and over again with many people.

We are all fallible so forgive.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean you’ll forget.  Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to hang out with the person.  These are all by products of  forgiveness.   Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.  Forgiveness will free you from the prison of pain you will be in.  This will be one of the most difficult thing you have to master in your life.  Choosing to forgive is the secret to forgiveness.  Again choosing to forgive will be one of the hardest yet most rewarding experience in your life.  It’s worth it. Remember to forgive yourself as well.

This too shall pass.  No matter how hard, no matter how scary, no matter how life altering things may be, it will pass.  We are extremely adaptable creatures.  You will surprise yourself over and over again at how you can adapt.  Always be flexible or you will set yourself up for failure.  Having to change isn’t a bad thing.  It is God’s way of directing our path.  Permit  him to create you; and every time you look in the heavens or at a sunset you will know that the same creator is still creating you.  The truth is you are pure magnificence.

Never say never.  When I was young I said never a lot.  Wow! What life has taught me.  Now I say, by the grace of God.  Albert Einstein said, “The problem with a closed mind is… it never lets anything in or lets anything out.  Keep your mind open and never forget to learn something every day.  You will always be entertain by learning and never a dull person to be with.

Be yourself and allow others to be themselves.  We all have our part to play in this world.  Surround yourself with different interesting people.   Don’t be afraid if they are different than you.   They will add richness to your life.

Where ever you go bring your morals.  Make high morals your standard to live by,  they will never let you down and you will never have to hang your head in shame.   Never forget that morals make a person who they are.  It is easy to spot a wolf hiding in sheep clothing by watching his morals.  You will save yourself a lot of pain by paying attention to a persons deeds.  Don’t be distracted by a persons words or affiliations.   They are too easy to hind behind.  You will save yourself from a lot of pain and grief if  you choose friends by their morals and most importantly your spouse.

Most of all God is every where.  You will see his face in a newborn baby.  When your parents die he’ll be holding your hand.   When your sick or in prison you will never be alone.  Never expect people to take the place of God.  You will sorrowfully disappointed every time.

Learn to listen to his voice.  You will find him speaking to you in the most unusual way.  You may hear him speak to you through child, a TV show,  a road sign.  If you ask Him anything He will answer you.  Make sure you are listening. Learn to recognize the still small voice inside of you and listen to it.  It will continually amaze you and you will always regret when you don’t!

Your relationship with God will be the greatest relationship you will ever have.  Get to know him and make him your best friend.  Like any good friend learn about him.  Know what his likes and dislikes are and you will understand his ways.   He will always be there for you. No matter what you do he will  always love you.  He will encourage you when you are down and will hasten you when you have done something wrong.  His love is never failing and he is always forgiving.  He is a good friend. It’s okay to get mad at him he’ll be patient with you, he knows you’ll come around.   Proverbs 18:24 (revised) He is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Instead of a graduation card this year write a letter and share your wisdom with your loved one.

I hope you have enjoyed this little bit of wisdom I have shared. Please feel free to share the bit of wisdom you have learned in your life.

 

 


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Why I Sell Urns

I was recently asked why I started a memorial site selling urns.  I had to think about it  001for   while. Then I remembered the week after my fathers death.  It was difficult enough dealing the loss of my father.  All but one of his 10 children came plus many of his grandchildren. It was very difficult trying to create a memorial that would celebrate the life my father lived.

The funeral home was overpriced and didn’t have much for a selection. I wanted more options and some suggestions on how others created a memorial for their loved one. None was to be had.

I was a thousand miles away from my home and beings that I was the creative one in the family I was the one selected to create a memorial board.   I spent days going over pictures to make the  memorial board.  In doing so I missed out on being with my family which I sadly regret to this day.

Thankfully, I already digitized the family’s pictures so his memorial video was easy put together.

Another problem arose.  My dad didn’t have a nice portrait.  My sister-in-law found a snapshot of him and had it enlarged. The picture was mediocre at best.

Even though it was stressful we did have a beautiful service that celebrated my fathers life.

When the bank that I worked at for 10 years closed their doors I needed to find employment. My husband suggested I start an online store and I knew immediately what I wanted to do.

I wanted to help people create a beautiful memorial for their loved ones.

Dance of Life Double Urn

Dance of Life Double Urn

I  wanted  to offer products that they can purchase per-needed. Beautiful sculptures and glass art work urns.

Personable products that helps you tell the story of your loved ones life. Ceramic memorial plaques to personalize a memorial or grave site. Gifts that can be purchased instead of bothersome flowers.  Heirloom products that can be passed down from one generation to the next.  To solve the problem of not having a portrait of my father I invented Create A Portrait and Create a Composition.

I am passionate about what I do.  When a loved one passes it is time to grieve with family and friends not be working up to the last  minute on planning the memorial service. Every day  I work on improving service to my customers.  I have worked to keep prices reasonable even going so far as to reject distributors who want to overcharge for their products.  I offer free shipping in the continental United States so there will be no surprises in the shopping cart.  I will work directly with customers in the outer states and those in other countries on shipping charges.

I believe in making every day count with our loved ones so I started a blog 2TouchTomorrow.com  I discuss ways on creating a memorial, sharing memories and taking every available moment to cherish my loved ones.

I hope you enjoy browsing through my products at Finememorialurns.com and if you have any questions please e-mail me at support@finememorialurns.com

 

Monza hand blown glass urn.

Monza hand blown glass urn.

Heart Photo Urn, Personalize with names, dates or poems.

Heart Photo Urn, Personalize with names, dates or poems.

Create A Picture, Working with the artist you can create a portrait out of you favorite snapshot.

Create A Picture, Working with the artist you can create a portrait out of you favorite snapshot.

 

 

 

 

My Cherished Paws 3D Cast of your dogs paw.

My Cherished Paws 3D Cast of your dogs paw.

Compositions, together with the artist you can create a composition honoring life your loved one lived.

Compositions, together with the artist you can create a composition honoring life your loved one lived.

 

Sculpture Urns, Award-winning customizable sculpture urns.

Sculpture Urns, Award-winning customizable sculpture urns.

Memories in Crystal. Lighted crystal 3D engraved with loved ones image.

Memories in Crystal. Lighted crystal 3D engraved with loved ones image.

 


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How Would You Like To Be Remembered

After years of being known as “Grump pa” to his grand children my my father-in-law   grumpy old mandecides he wants to be known of as a kind and loving grandfather.  Living close to him I noticed he has made many changes.  Unfortunately, many of his grandchildren have grown and moved away and they will never know how he has tried to change for them.

It makes me think of one of my favorite quotes,

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  Dr. Thomas L. Garthwaite

 In January 16, I wrote a blog on Being A Grandparent and I expressed how I wanted my grandchildren to remember me.  Fun, loving and interested in them and their life.

How would you like to be remembered? Please leave a reply so I can post your comments.

This is the kind of grandma I want to be remembered as.  Please watch this short video it will make you smile.


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Beautiful Life-like Sculptured Pet Urns.

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On my website FineMemorialUrns.com one of my favorite pet urns are the award-winning Shadow Cast urns.  Life like pet sculptures that can be customized to look like your pet. Using pictures of your pet an artist will paint your pet’s unique color characteristics.

These beautiful sculptured urns are a wonderful way to keep the memory of your beloved  pet close to your side. They are table top size and will look appealing in any home or office. They are around 16”  in length and weigh about 10 lbs.

Please come and browse through our Shadow Cast Urns.

There are nine breeds of dogs to choose from:

Silver Yorkshire Terrier  or  Steel and Tan Yorkshire Terrier

Silver Yorkshire Terrier or Steel and Tan Yorkshire TerrierBrindle Boxer  or   Fawn Boxer

Brindle Boxer or
Fawn Boxer
Black Pug Fawn Pug Silver Pug

Black Pug
Fawn Pug
Silver Pug

Black Labrador Retriever Blond Labrador Retriever Chocolate Labrador Retriever Yellow Labrador Retriever

Black Labrador Retriever
Blond Labrador Retriever
Chocolate Labrador Retriever
Yellow Labrador Retriever

Beagle

Beagle

Black German Sherpherd Black and Tan German Sherpherd Sable German Shepherd White German Shepherd

Black German Sherpherd
Black and Tan German Sherpherd
Sable German Shepherd
White German Shepherd

Apricot Poodle Black Poodle Brown Poodle White Poodle

Apricot Poodle
Black Poodle
Brown Poodle
White Poodle

Black and Tan Dauchshund   or   Red Dauchshund

Black and Tan Dauchshund or
Red Dauchshund

Blond Golden Retriever Red Golden Retriever

Blond Golden Retriever
Red Golden Retriever

 

Short Hair White Cat

Short Hair White Cat

Short Hair White Cat

Short Hair White Cat

Short Hair Brown Tabby

Short Hair Brown Tabby

Short Hair Red Tabby

Short Hair Red Tabby

Short Hair Silver Tabby

Short Hair Silver Tabby

Tuxedo Short Hair Cat

Tuxedo Short Hair Cat

Calico short hair cat

Calico short hair cat

 

 

 

 


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Loosing A Pet

All to often I hear people say or write about how devastated they are over the loss of their pet.  Many people don’t understand that they need to allow themselves to grieve. Loosing a pet companion is as hard has loosing a family member.  loss of pet

It is also important to recognize the emotions we go though as we grieve. It helps us understand why we are feeling the way we are.

 

 

These emotions are:

 Denial,              It makes no sense.

Anger,                You are angry at everything and everyone.

Bargaining,     Becoming lost in a maze of “Only if.”

Depression,    Withdraw from life and feeling as you are in a fog.

Acceptance,    Creating a new normal.

The stages of grief are not linear. One can go from one to another in no direct order.  Often going through the stages several times.

One never gets over or heals from the loss of a pet companion we just learn how to go on and adjust our lives living with out our beloved companion.  Talking to a sympathetic friend or family member will help with the overwhelming feelings of loss.


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