International Pet Memorial Day

It is International Pet Memorial Day….we at Summit Veterinary Referral Center, are thinking of all of you who are grieving and memorializing your beloved animals who have gone before you. Our hearts are with you.

Collection of Domestic Pets Together

Who have you been remembering today? What memorials or rituals are you incorporating to honor your beloved friend?

I am honoring my animals today who have passed away….Lillie, Mia, Clover, Rudy, Fred, Barley, and Nassau – by lighting a candle for each of them and reading a special poem.

As you reflect on your special animal, are there specific memories you cherish most that bring you comfort and keep your animal’s presence in your heart? What was special and unique about him or her and your unique relationship? As you pay tribute and reflect on your life together, think about the lessons they have taught you (and continue to teach you) that have inspired personal growth or perhaps offered you a legacy of their life. As you move beyond today and honor this bond, I wish for you feelings of joy and gratitude for the many memories and hope and peace for the future.

In honor of you and your beloved animals ~

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in) 
i carry your heart with me
(i carry it in my heart)
i am never without it
(anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

– E.E. Cummings 


Peaceful Wishes ~

Rachel Wright, MSW, LSWAIC

Veterinary Social Worker

Certified Grief Recovery Specialist







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