Pet Memorial Birdbath
Pet Memorial Birdbath. Housing the ashes of a large dog or several smaller pets, these beautiful pieces make a wonderful garden centre-piece or subtle addition to a favourite corner: hand carved and fluted with superb detail. They will make a fantastic feature in any garden and are completely discreet.
They are available in a choice of two types of stone:
- Travertine a smooth limestone which buff in colour, rich in texture (pictured)
- Sandstone which is also buff in colour but with a more consistent colouring and surface.
The base is square.
Housing your pet ashes in a garden birdbath is a fantastic idea and this traditional design is simple, elegant and timeless. This stone memorial birdbath is available in a choice or either Travertine or Sandstone. Keeping the ashes in one of these memorial stone birdbaths will make a wonderful garden centre-piece or subtle addition to a favourite corner: hand carved and fluted with superb detail. The urn is held within the structure, you can choose whether you tell people or just admire it yourself.
- Height 80 cm (31″)
- Diameter Large 77cm (30″)
- Diameter Small 40cm (16″)
Capacity: will hold a standard ashtainer (which is supplied free of charge)
Travertine is a form of limestone which is formed by a process of rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate, often deposited at the mouth of hot springs or limestone caves. Travertine often has a concentric appearance making it both a beautiful and sturdy building material which is frequently used in Italy.
Sandstone is a classic sedimentary rock. It consists of quartz, mica, feldspar, clay and iron oxides. As it is naturally forming it comes in a range of colours from tan to yellow.
Keeping the ashes
Many people keep their beloved pet’s ashes at home, some because they are not sure what to do with them, some because they are not yet ready to do something with them and some simply want to keep them close by, in the house. Sometimes, very well meaning, friends will give advice such as ‘it’s time to move on’ or ‘you’ll feel better if you scatter/bury them’. But only you will know how you feel with the loss of your beloved pet and only you will know when and if the time is right to do something else with the ashes.
Keeping ashes in the garden
We are a nation of gardeners and many people would love to place their pet ashes to rest in the garden that they loved and enjoyed. The main downside to simply burying the ashes in the garden is that if the house ever has to be sold you will have to find and dig the ashes up or leave them behind, this can be stressful for all involved. By keeping them inside an ornament in the garden not only do you get to put your beloved pet in the place that they loved, but if you do ever need to move home you can simply take them with you.
The other benefit of a memorial garden ornament is that it is completely discreet. This will give you more time to decide what you want to do as your feelings may change over time. Until then these urns can keep the ashes safely at home without you having to explain your reasons to anyone, if someone admires the keepsake it is up to you whether you tell them or not.
Due to the shape and size there is no need to secure the memorial stone birdbath to the ground, it is made of four sections the middle pedestal is hollowed to hold the urn.
If required we will supply a correctly sized urn free of charge. The sundial is fixed in place with a epoxy glue, these are shipped separately.
Please allow 10 Weeks Lead Time.