SOURCE: luxepets

August 30, 2007 19:08 ET

Celebrate Your Animals This Pet Memorial Day September 9th

Pet Bereavement Specialists' Suggestions for Honoring Your Pet

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2007) - September 9th 2007 is National Pet Memorial Day. Our pets are our best friends, our family and taking the time to remember them can be integral to the healing process. Claire Chew, pet bereavement specialist, notes:

"As pet owners, we experience laughter, joy, unconditional love, frustrations, sorrow and other human emotions with our pets. As a member of our family, the grief we feel for them has many layers. This day is a personal time to reflect on the loss, remember the many gifts they have brought us."

Here are some of Claire's suggestions for honoring your pet this special day:

*  plant a tree, shrub or flower in memory
*  take time out to talk about memories about your pet
*  put together a photo album or scrapbook about your pet
*  burn a candle in a special place
*  if you have children, tell bedtime stories about your pet & say, "sweet
   dreams [insert pet's name]" at the end.

Claire's inspiration to help pet lovers through their feelings of loss and grief was her own experience losing her beloved dog, Sophie. "Sophie was my first dog, my best friend. For nearly a decade, we were inseparable, through the end."

Take a moment this September 9th to be loving and honor your pet. Non-pet lovers, too, may support their animal loving friends with a kind word or card.

About Claire Chew

Claire is a certified bereavement facilitator completing a master's degree in spiritual psychology and trained in pet loss and bereavement counseling. She is a member of APLB, ADEC and AHVMA. After the passing of Sophie, Claire transformed her grief into creating Luxepets'™ products and bereavement services to aid in the healing process.

About Luxepets

Luxepets is a pioneer in creating keepsakes to commemorate the bond between people and pets. From luxury urns, memorial candles to pet bereavement products, it is Luxepets' vision to re-brand public perception of pet loss, create awareness and promote healing.

To assist in the healing transition of the deceased, Luxepets™ has created an elegant "life celebration kit" with five components: keepsake photo frame, embroidered sachet, remembrance cards to document their pet's favorite things and a gift enclosure card. A pet lover's memorial candle with pet blessing finishes out the collection.

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