Did you know that psychological studies have shown that 77 percent of dog and cat owners view their pet as a member of the family? People who regard their pets as family members instead of possessions often end up seeing both physical and mental health benefits.
Loved ones who lose a pet sometimes grieve as deeply as they would for any other family member. It’s best to treat the pet’s death as gravely as you would the death of a human loved one.
It’s all about helping say goodbye to a close friend.
You might send a sympathy card or help with practical matters like selecting urns for ashes. You might also want to send sympathy flowers.
Floriography is known as the language of flowers. Each flower is assigned a meaning. People would send each other coded messages by combining flowers with certain meanings together. You can use that kind of cryptological communication for symbolic funeral arrangements.
The personality trait most frequently associated with dogs is loyalty. You can put together a bouquet that represents this quality. Some flowers associated with loyalty include:
Because of the diversity of the flowers that can represent loyalty, there are many kinds of arrangements you can build.
You can put together a bright and uplifting wildflower bouquet filled with daisies and dandelions. Or you could do a more elegant bouquet in shades of blue featuring bluebells, hyacinths, and speedwells or give your friend a potted violet. Be sure to include a card that explains the meaning behind your flowers so that the recipient appreciates the symbolism.
Dog-shaped flower bouquet
Skilled florists can put together pretty elaborate bouquets. They can even craft them in certain shapes. Many florists offer dog-shaped arrangements that incorporate carnations or other flowers. Those floral arrangements are then perched in a basket, watering can, or other vessels.
These won’t work for every dog owner, as they are fairly distinctive. You likely want to honor what the dog looked like. But an arrangement like this can be a great gift for someone mourning a shaggy dog like an English sheepdog. Online tutorials can help you create this kind of arrangement on your own or you can contact most florists to have something made.
SuEllen’s Floral Company can create something beautiful, unique, and custom-made to commemorate the loss of this special pet in any price range.