There's truth to the old saying that a dog is man's best friend. Our furry canine companions fill our lives with love, laughter, and encouragement. If you have a special dog in your life, here are some creative steps you can take to make sure you have lasting memories of your beloved pet.
Make a Memory Book
If you want to keep track of all the milestones in your precious pooch's life, you can make a memory book that's similar to the baby books parents create for their children. This book can include such important information as:
- Where you got your dog
- When your dog was housebroken
- When your dog graduated from obedience school
- Favorite outings you've taken with your dog
In years to come you'll be able to look back on your dog's life with pride, joy, and gratitude for all the happy memories you've shared together.
Design a Dog Tag Display
One sentimental and stylish option for memorializing your dog is saving their dog tags to put on display. You can choose an elaborate display case or a simple picture frame. Either mount the dog tags individually to the back of the case, or hang them side by side on a chain in chronological order. You can look at them and remember the different phases of life your dog was going through when she wore each one, from her puppy years into adulthood, and finally in her golden years.
Put Together a Photo Album
A picture speaks a thousand words, especially pictures that show the love shared between you and your furry friend. Remember to take plenty of pictures of your dog. These can be formal photos of your dog looking her best after a pampering grooming session, or they can be cute candid shots taken during romps in the park. Either way, you'll be delighted to have a treasure trove of photographs showing off your dog's spunk and spirit.
Preserve Your Dog's Paw Prints
Each dog has a set of paw prints that make them unique. One way to keep your dog's memory alive is to capture her paw prints to display in your home. You can have her walk across wet clay to make a stepping stone, put paint on her paws and let her step on poster board that you can frame and hang on the wall, or make a plaster cast ornament of her paw print. Here are some specific instructions on different paw print projects that will turn your puppy's paw prints into keepsakes.
Create a CD/DVD
If you really want to bring your dog's memory to life, you could record a CD or DVD that's all about her. Adobe Spark’s album cover maker is a valuable tool you can use to make your album artwork look professional. This graphic design app allows users to make meaningful web stories, animated videos, and social graphics quickly and easily. You can load still photos, videos, voice recordings, or music soundtracks to the unique recording of your dog using this versatile app. It's the perfect way to not only keep memories of your dog to enjoy yourself, but share them with others.
There will never be another dog just like yours. Whether you've recently adopted a new puppy and are looking for ways to keep track of her progress, or you have an older dog who is in her twilight years, preserving happy memories of your pet is so important. These ideas can serve as a springboard for you to come up with a personalized plan for keeping your dog's legacy alive for years to come.