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Pet sympathy flowers are an excellent gesture for someone who has just lost a pet. These days, many families consider their pets to be another member of the family. Because of this, the loss of a pet can be just as devastating to some as losing a human family member. Often, people who lose a pet feel a unique sense of powerlessness if they were dealing with a terminally ill pet with whom they were not able to verbally communicate. Recognizing and acknowledging their pet as a significant member of the family, and thus a significant loss, can be a tremendous means of supporting someone who has lost a beloved pet. Here is a list of the right pet sympathy flowers to send to someone who has suffered the loss of a pet:
- The a-DOG-able™ Sympathy Basket by 1-800-Flowers is a stunning gift basket made specifically for those who have just lost a dog. White carnations are assembled in the shape of a dog, complete with a little dog face, and surrounded by a mix of poms, asters and other vibrantly colored flowers, reminiscent of the rainbow bridge. The bouquet is around $60, and you can order it through 1-800-Flowers.
- The Cat Plaque also by 1-800-Flowers is a resin plaque of a sweet cat, accompanied by the message “Beloved Pet,” and accented with embossed flowers. This would be a great choice for someone who has just lost their cat, especially if accompanied by one of their stunning, vibrant yellow rose bouquets, with yellow roses being the symbol of friendship.
- The Rainbow Bridge Bouquet – many are familiar with the famous Rainbow Bridge Poem, a poem that speaks of the lovely place where pets go after they pass and wait to one day be reunited with their loving owners. Any bouquet with a mix of the beautiful colors of the rainbow, and the poem attached to it, would surely serve as a sweet memento for any grieving owner. Simply call or visit your local florist and ask for the most colorful arrangement they can put together.
One thing to remember is that often, if someone has lost a pet, there is a good chance that they have another, so be sure that any flowers you order are either non-toxic, or kept out of reach of other household pets. For a list of plants and flowers that are toxic to pets, consult the ASPCA website.