Losing a beloved pet companion is a deeply heart-wrenching experience. Our pets are never 'just an animal.' In the absence of other life companions or family, they mean so much to us that when they die, our grief makes it important to honour them, and the unconditional comfort and memories they gave to us.
Returning Home has some of the most Eco Friendly Biodegradable solutions to do just that.
We are pleased to show just a small selection of what we offer to receive the ashes of your loved pet, and with the correct amount of proper mixture, to support a tree, so that we can memorialise our pets in a pot or a garden. Affordable and easy to use, the whole family can be involved, taking their time to learn the process of life, the budding of a new tree and if wanted, you can perform a lovely ceremony around the event.
For more information or support, call us on 0438 257 612, or email
Jute Urn in 3 sizes, from $80; Heart Urn for Pets, 3 sizes, from $45; Bios Memorial Pack, price tba
A Memorial for Benjie
The loss of a pet is profound, and generally the grief which accompanies such a loss is not often talked about.
While it is normal to mourn those we lose, there isn´t much in our cultural playbook for mourning the loss of a great companion and pet.
How do we honor our loyal companions, after they have spent their lives with us? For Jacky, she knew she wanted to do something special for her beloved dog Benji. Benji lived a long and happy life, and passed away at the age of 18 (which is 88 years old in dog years.)
Jacky´s mom got Benji for her when he was a puppy, when her dad passed away. As she says, “Benji was in a part of all of my good moments in life, but more importantly all of my bad moments.” As many pet-owners are familiar with this statement and feeling.
In May of 2016, Benji passed away of old age. Jacky discovered the Bios Urn online, and thought it was the best way to say a sweet goodbye to the dog she had grown with and loved for 18 years of her life.
She ended up planting his Bios Urn in a planter, with an indoor flowering tree. Knowing she didn´t have room to plant Benji´s Bios Urn in a backyard, she chose a planter so that she could take it with her where ever she goes and have his tree nearby.
“We chose a Nerium Oleander And every time that a flower grows we feel that he is present. Last year we moved to a different house and we could take the planter to any new place that we needed. He will be with us forever. The process of using a bios urn gives you peace that you look to in a sad moment.”
The beautiful thing is knowing you are able to not just honor your beloved pet, but to nurture something living in their memory. For Jacky, her Oleander tree is a friendly reminder every morning of not just her pet, but her best friend.