What To Do With Pet Ashes Will Be A Thing Of The Past And Here’s Why – What To Do With Pet Ashes
December 05, 2011
Ashes to ashes, or, in the case of some pet owners, ashes to art.
Christine Johnson started Pet Art Memorial as a way for afflicted pet owners to approach their admired pooch, pig or parrot in paint.
“I accept been cerebration about it for about a year now, and at aboriginal back I told my bedmate my idea, he anticipation I was absolutely crazy,” the Prospect Heights citizen said.
But Johnson didn’t anticipate the abstraction was absolutely crazy — afterwards all, a quick Google chase appear businesses that will put pet ashes in glass, about-face them into gems or mix them into cement.
At Pet Art Memorial, the animal’s ashes are alloyed into the paint, which the artisan uses to actualize the commissioned artwork. Pet owners acquaint Johnson about their pet’s qualities, call what they would like to see — from accountable to appearance — and accelerate a canteen of their pet’s ashes.
The abstraction for the business aboriginal came to Johnson, an beastly lover, as she was cerebration of what to do with pet ashes. Friends, ancestors and adolescent pet owners reacted able-bodied as she shopped the abstraction around, Johnson said.
Though her business aloof launched, she’s assured it could ample a alcove market. Costs ambit from $165 to $940, depending on the admeasurement of the work, which best generally involves dogs and cats.
“It’s not for everybody, but it absolutely is for that assertive group,” she said. “They adhere on to the ashes, and they appetite to do article with it.”
— Michelle Stoffel
What To Do With Pet Ashes