Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
Not an easy topic to discuss, but I am thinking of starting a little business with urns and boxes for our special heart dogs when they go over the rainbow bridge. When my first two doodles passed away, I had them cremated and their ashes put in boxes. The first was laser etched wood and the second was a painted aluminum box. The first I kept on my mantel for several years and the second I buried in my garden. Anyway, we are an art family and my husband is a master woodworker and my son a glass blower. I work with ceramics and with photography and making giclees.
Well, some of you know that we do an Art Share every year where artists come with samples of their art and talk about it with other artists. One year I did White on White with printing up several renditions of a photo of a white dog in the white snow, another year I did ceramics with painting and decals that I painted and then put onto the ceramics. I am thinking this year of making urns and boxes from wood, glass, and ceramics and making them available for the ashes of special pets. I like the idea of the glass balls in the garden and wood and ceramics in the house. I asked my son to make a crematorium for me but he did not like the idea..... So what are your feelings about this idea? I had my baby and my dogs cremated and kept their ashes for a time, but it is a rather personal preference as to what to do in this situation. We all have to face it sooner or later, so is the idea of special boxes and urns something I should proceed with?
You might want to ask pet cemeteries first to see if they sell items--would give you an idea if there is a market--and if they do not sell them, they might be interested in marketing your items? I think it is a very nice idea especially if the box is personalized.
I don't know of any pet cemeteries here in Southern Oregon but will check it out. I know if you want to cremate your pet, they do that at the same place they cremate humans (but on a different schedule). I am not into the marketing aspect yet, just making the urns and boxes and yes, they are personalized.
This is a big famous one here in New York state. https://petcem.com/#about
Love it. What a great cemetery and such a super story also.
Well, I have the first two sample urns finished and I was happy with them. We had them for the Art Share yesterday. The thing I really like about them is that they are personalized with a photo of the subject and writing as desired. It took me a while to find an artist who makes decals for ceramics, but I've got it now.