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My Pets Ashes About Us

My Pets Ashes About Us

I’m Karen, I’m the mum of three gorgeous boys (aged 14 & 10 – twins) and live in Devon, just on the edge of Dartmoor. We moved to Devon 6 years ago and simply love it, I was brought up in the countryside and I’m so happy that I am lucky enough to be able to offer my boys the freedom of living somewhere as beautiful and exciting.

I had promised my boys that as soon as we bought our house we could have a cat and so we welcomed the beautiful April into our lives…

Such a beautiful cat, so pretty, so cuddly and so very, very patient with my boys. She would regularly be picked up and taken off to join in with whatever game was the current fave. I would have to check bedrooms after school drop-off to make sure she hadn’t been hidden in a cupboard by one of them to play with as soon as they got home!

And then one terrible night we got a knock at the door to say she’d been hit by a car and had run off. We searched everywhere, contacted all the local and not-so-local vets, put posters up all over town and posted on the local ‘what’s on’ facebook page. Local people were amazing! It made me realise why I had moved to be part of a community, it felt like the whole town were on the look-out. But nothing.

Six months later we started re-vamping a corner of our garden and there she was. It was still such a shock, I was completely blown away by the loss – awful. I then had to sort out the practicalities,  to book a cremation and decide what to do with her ashes.

This website My Pet Ashes is dedicated to April and I don’t want anyone to go through what we had to so I write a blog about what to think about if you lose a pet, how to cope with pet bereavement and how to celebrate the life they lived.

We now have two more additions to the family called Midnight and Pumpkin – and yes the boys named them and yes they arrived in October – and we adore them, but it doesn’t mean we don’t still miss our glorious April.


I hope you like what we’re trying to do and if you have any questions or want to get in touch please do! The email is or you can call on 01626 798198. We also have a Facebook Page a Twitter account and Instagram so please get in touch and share your stories we do love to hear from you.

Karen Martin

We also run the award-winning Scattering Ashes website which specialises in everything to do with your loved one’s ashes.  If you see something on that site that you would like to have or do with your pet’s ashes just let me know and I’m sure I can sort it for you.


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