Losing a pet really sucks. And we're here to help with a few pet sympathy card message “Thinking of you after the loss of your sweet cat.
If you think that the love of pets is something new, it isn't. I used to live in Nottinghamshire, England, and at Newstead Abbey (which is located there) is an epitaph written by the poet Lord Byron (1788–1824) for his dog Boatswain. His dog was a Newfoundland dog, and the quote below can be seen on the dog's tomb. Newstead Abbey was Lord Byron's ancestral home.
Near this Spot
are deposited the Remains of one
who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.
This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
if inscribed over human Ashes,
is but a just tribute to the Memory of
Boatswain, a Dog
who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
and died at Newstead Nov. 18th, 1808
When some proud Son of Man returns to Earth,
Unknown to Glory, but upheld by Birth,
The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rests below.
When all is done, upon the Tomb is seen,
Not what he was, but what he should have been.
But the poor Dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his Master’s own,
Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonoured falls, unnoticed all his worth,
Denied in heaven the Soul he held on earth –
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.
Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power –
Who knows thee well, must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy tongue hypocrisy, thy heart deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye, who behold perchance this simple urn,
Pass on – it honours none you wish to mourn.
To mark a friend’s remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one – and here he lies.
These comforting words will help you to write a pet sympathy card. We have written sample pet sympathy messages for the loss of a beloved cat, dog or horse .
Often during pet loss support groups, clients mention how deeply they appreciated receiving a condolence card from their veterinary clinic after the loss of their pet. This thoughtful act validates that you care about the special bond your client shared with their beloved pet. Sending a sympathy card brings comfort and builds client loyalty.
Sympathy cards can be purchased in catalogs and online, they can be custom created, or sent on your behalf when a donation to a favorite charity is made in the name of the deceased.
When sending a sympathy card it is often difficult to know what to say or how to phrase your thoughts and feelings.
A few tips:
Some caring phrases to write in a sympathy card include:
by Joan DaileyJuly 16, 2016
We each experience grieving in our own way... there is no right or wrong way. And while you may want to comfort someone who has lost a pet, you might not be sure about what to say in a condolence note.
Included with our Pet Remembrance Frame Gift Package we offer to add a personal message on the accompanying gift card. When asked, some customers tell me, "I just don't know what to say".
When you need to write a sympathy note, think about expressing 3 ideas:
Acknowledge their loss:
"I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Trooper was such an amazing dog and I know how much he meant to you."
Include a memory you had with the pet (if possible):
"I will always remember our trips to the beach and how happy he was playing in the surf."
Extend your sympathy:
"I'm thinking of you at this very difficult time and send my sincere sympathy."
Here are some other ideas from Simple Sympathy.
Your message should be brief. Pet sympathy card messages can be a simple line or two about your favorite memory of the pet. You might say something like "I remember when you first brought Maggie home, she was such a cute puppy."
You can also mention one of the animal’s positive or lovable traits, for example:
“Toby was a great friend.”
Some other pet attributes you might want to use are:
Losing a pet is like losing a part of the family.
Please accept our sympathy.
To lose a true friend is never easy. Know that you’re in my thoughts.
Best friends come in all breeds. May you be comforted by the memories you have of Max.
At first they need us, and then we need them. Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
So many steps you took together… I am so sad for your loss.
Dogs come into our lives, leave paw prints on our hearts, and we are forever changed. With Sympathy, Jane
It’s hard to say goodbye to such a special companion. My thoughts are with you.
May fond memories of your beloved pet warm your heart always.
No greater companion, no better friend. Really sorry for your loss.
You can find our dog sympathy cards here .
It also is fine to use a general sympathy card or one that is blank inside. Here are some ideas to inspire you in writing your own sympathy message.
You can find our cat sympathy cards here .
You can also just use a card that is blank inside and include your own condolence message. Here are some ideas:
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Knowing someone that had just recently lost a pet can leave you with a loss of words to tell them. Finding a way to empathize with the individual and understand .
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