SOURCE: Peternity.com

November 12, 2008 13:55 ET

Peternity Provides Tips for Getting Through Holidays After Pet Loss and Introduces Fine Art Pet Commemorative Pieces

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - With the holiday season fast approaching, many people will be flooded with memories of past holidays spent with their departed pets. Peternity.com's Founder and Creative Director Colleen Mihelich introduces custom fine art pieces to commemorate the beloved pet's life on Peternity Fine Art (www.peternityfineart.com), and she provides these tips for coping with that feeling that something is missing:

-- "You know the old adage 'what you resist persists?' During the holidays, rather than trying to push aside the pain and sadness that you're feeling in missing your pet, allow yourself to acknowledge the way that you feel. Get your feelings expressed to help minimize their power over you. Write a letter to your pet telling him the things that you miss about him and thank him for all of the precious memories and friendship that he's given you.

-- During your holiday meal, place a special candle in the middle of the table and light it in memory of your pet. He/she will be with you in spirit and will still be included.

-- Take your favorite book that you've found on grieving and write a dedication in the inside cover to your pet. Donate it to your local library.

-- Give yourself a holiday de-stressing gift and treat yourself to something that you find relaxing and rejuvenating.

-- Volunteer at a shelter or animal rescue. When grieving, it always lifts our spirits to give to others who are in need. It helps to take the focus off of ourselves."

To help celebrate your pet's life, Peternity Fine Art (www.peternityfineart.com) offers a selection of refined art pieces that can be an attractive part of a home's decor. All of the custom-designed creations are handcrafted by artisans and made with high-quality materials and great attention to detail. "We're offering more fine art pieces for people who value high-design, as well as for interior designers who would like to provide pet memorial pieces that complement the aesthetic they are creating for their clients," says Mihelich.

This month, the works of renowned artist Kathy Taylor are featured on the Peternity Fine Art website. A Phoenix, Ariz. resident, Taylor has been painting for the past 30 years and exhibits in numerous galleries throughout the Southwest, the Caribbean Islands and Europe. In addition to painting lacquered pet keepsake boxes for holding pet's ashes or braided horse tails, her "Ashes to Art" celebrative art involves mixing the cremated ashes of a pet directly into paint that she applies to canvases. Taylor's lacquered boxes start at $65.

To celebrate the launch of PeternityFineArt.com, Peternity is offering a 15% discount on Taylor's products, the hand-turned precious wood pet urns and the industrial design urns.

Some of the other pet memorial art pieces available at PeternityFineArt.com include:

-- Hand Painted Pet Art on Semi-Precious Stones ($420)

-- Custom colored pencil drawings ($350)

-- Hand-turned precious wood pet urns ($400 - $600 before discount)

-- Industrial design pet urns ($440 - $1,500 before discount)

-- Abstract paintings commemorating the pet (starting at $1,500)

Peternity.com donates 10% of profits to Best Friends Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org), the nation's largest no-kill animal sanctuary, and supports efforts committed to ending homelessness for all pets. Recently, Mihelich and her family adopted a nine-year-old golden retriever from the Golden Retriever Club of Greater Los Angeles Rescue.

People who register on the homepage of Peternity.com will receive a complimentary monthly newsletter that includes opportunities to win contests, giveaways and other goodies.

For more information, visit www.peternityfineart.com or call (877) 738-7322.

About Peternity.com

Peternity was founded in 2003 to help people honor their passed pets. The website provides pet loss support and pet memorial products that include pet grave markers, pet urns, pet keepsake boxes, custom pet art, engraved glasswork, and much more. Visitors can post free pet memorials on the website as a way to process their grief over their loss.

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