Cat urns bring to mind a philosophical question that has been intriguing mankind for centuries: do animals have souls that travel to heaven at life's end? While the halls of academia will rage with debate on that topic for decades (or even centuries) to come, anyone whose life has been enhanced by the presence of a faithful feline friend will answer the question with an affirmative, declarative, yes. Cat urns are just the thing that any family needs to celebrate – and cope with – their lost friend's transition. The variety of cat urns available from today's memorial industry is truly astounding. Any beloved cat's unique personality can be captured and admired for the ages. And, in fact, the act of searching for the perfect cat urn can be an exhilarating experience in itself. Here is a brief description of the many choices available.
Probably the most popular type of cat urns are those that are shaped like cats themselves. This variety of cat urn features two main types of models. The first consists of a cat figurine (available in sizes ranging from a few inches to full, life-sized versions) that is attached to a base (made from a variety of materials ranging from wood to marble) in which the cat’s cremation remains are stored. Usually the base is then adorned with a metal plaque of some sort that includes an engraving with the cat's name, a few memorial words, and the dates of the cat's life. The second type of model of cat urn is a hollow, life-size model of a cat (usually made of ceramic or some sort of metal). The cremation ashes are stored inside the model itself. In many cases this model of cat urn can be outfitted with an engraved plaque or some other means of personalizing, but in many other cases this is not necessary; the life-sized models featured in this type of cat urn can be so realistic looking that they bear an uncanny resemblance to the cat being memorialized. In such cases, no personalization is necessary.
Other types of cat urns make no particular references to the animal's physical stature but, rather, are designed to capture the animal's spirit in the abstract. These cat urns can be found made of many different types of materials such as glass, wood, metal or even pieces of ceramic clay. The variety in these cat urns is amazing enough that there is certainly something available to capture every cat's personality for the ages. Whether the cat urn be ob longed, circular, or even square, it can certainly be designed in a manner that is playfully whimsical or stoically serious; whatever charming traits your beloved feline friend exhibits, you will certainly be able to find a ready-made cat urn that capture them for the ages and share your cat's loving spirit with your family for generations to come.
Many cat urns can be customized to include an all-important feature of any cat lover's memories of a pet: photographs. A good number of either of the previously mentioned models of cat urns is specifically intended to display your favorite family pictures that include your pet. Some of these cat urn models even feature digital screens on which dozens (or even hundreds) of photographs can be stored. Others have specific spaces in which a well-protected photo can be displayed for the ages. And still others are available with customized features that allow a favorite photo to be engraved or baked into the cat urn. Cat urns are usually best selected from a reputable on-line retailer rather than a veterinarian's office. Many veterinarians do carry a small line of cat urns and make them available to their customers who have lost a cat and have asked for the remains to be cremated. But (because veterinarians are in the business of saving lives and after-death care is merely a sideline that is often helpful for customers) these offices hardly ever offer the amazing variety of cat urns that can be found on-line. A few moments on an on-line retail site will put families in touch with thousands of beautiful cat urns, and most can be ordered and shipped in plenty of time for a memorial service following a cremation.
Most cat urns are intended to be displayed permanently in a family's home, but many of the cat urns available today are also quite suitable for burial. Many families have found that a great way to memorialize their pet is with keepsake cat urns. These smaller-than-normal pieces are perfect for storing and displaying just a portion of remains allowing the rest of the ashes to be scattered or buried elsewhere. Keepsake urns also are a great tool for family members who live in far flung places to share their beloved cat's remains. No matter what your choice in cat urn, there is definitely a model and style available to assure that family members never forget that, without a doubt, their beloved friend is waiting for them in heaven.
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