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Margarita Salt
February 23rd 06, 05:43 PM
For the past couple of years I have been trying to find a nice, elegant
urn for Kami's cremated remains when she goes. What I have found is
either dull, cheesy, or too cutsie. There was one porcelain urn that I
liked, but it's $277. The first time I saw it, it was $165--maybe I
should have bought it then.

Anyway, my search turned to looking for cat sculptures that are hollow,
or could be hollowed out to hold cremains. I saw one I liked and wrote
to the company to ask about it. The actual artist wrote me back--
another cat lover, in fact--and said they had discussed the idea of
urns, but were not familiar enough with the market.

I sent her some links to urn sites and she agreed that they are totally
lacking. I'm going to commission her to prepare one of her statutes
especially for Kami, but she also wanted some ideas on what people are
really looking for, and we both had the question about what the volume
of cremains was for your average cat.

Comments?

--
Margarita Salt

"...practically no one in the world is entirely bad or
entirely good... motives are often more important than
actions." -- Eleanore Roosevelt

Spot
February 24th 06, 12:16 AM
The ratio is 1 ounce of remains per 1lb of body weight. 10lb cat means 10
ounces of remains. I got the information when I was looking for a suitable
urn for my two dogs remains.

I to still have not found anything suitable. I found one that I may finally
get which is a concrete dog statue that you can either insert the remains in
or actually have the remains mixed in with the concrete when it the statues
is created.

Celeste




"Margarita Salt" > wrote in message
...
> For the past couple of years I have been trying to find a nice, elegant
> urn for Kami's cremated remains when she goes. What I have found is
> either dull, cheesy, or too cutsie. There was one porcelain urn that I
> liked, but it's $277. The first time I saw it, it was $165--maybe I
> should have bought it then.
>
> Anyway, my search turned to looking for cat sculptures that are hollow,
> or could be hollowed out to hold cremains. I saw one I liked and wrote
> to the company to ask about it. The actual artist wrote me back--
> another cat lover, in fact--and said they had discussed the idea of
> urns, but were not familiar enough with the market.
>
> I sent her some links to urn sites and she agreed that they are totally
> lacking. I'm going to commission her to prepare one of her statutes
> especially for Kami, but she also wanted some ideas on what people are
> really looking for, and we both had the question about what the volume
> of cremains was for your average cat.
>
> Comments?
>
> --
> Margarita Salt
>
> "...practically no one in the world is entirely bad or
> entirely good... motives are often more important than
> actions." -- Eleanore Roosevelt

Janet B
February 24th 06, 12:19 AM
return her to the earth. My Robie watches over the butterflies, my
dogs swim in the ocean forever.

--
Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bestfriendsobedience/album

-L.
February 24th 06, 08:10 AM
Janet B wrote:
> return her to the earth. My Robie watches over the butterflies, my
> dogs swim in the ocean forever.
>
> --

Sweet. :) I think one of the best options is to plant your companion
animal's remains with bulbs - that way if you move, you can dig the
bulbs and know that some of your pet's remains are coming with you.
-L.

Janet B
February 24th 06, 12:37 PM
On 24 Feb 2006 00:34:56 GMT, Margarita Salt
>, clicked their heels and said:

>
>I would if I thought I'd be in one place for the rest of my life. My
>parents practically have a Boot Hill for pets. I'm buying a house this
>year, but plan on trading up again as soon as I can, so a place on
>honor on a mantel is what I want for her.

yeah - that's why the dogs are in the ocean - I can be near them up
and down the whole east coast (yes, I know that the Atlantic stretches
much farther than that!). I figure Robie will just always be here in
the butterfly garden, even when I leave - after all - *I* won't always
be somehwere either!

--
Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bestfriendsobedience/album

Ron Herfurth
February 24th 06, 08:12 PM
"Margarita Salt" > wrote in message
...
> For the past couple of years I have been trying to find a nice, elegant
> urn for Kami's cremated remains when she goes. What I have found is
> either dull, cheesy, or too cutsie. There was one porcelain urn that I
> liked, but it's $277. The first time I saw it, it was $165--maybe I
> should have bought it then.
>
> Anyway, my search turned to looking for cat sculptures that are hollow,
> or could be hollowed out to hold cremains. I saw one I liked and wrote
> to the company to ask about it. The actual artist wrote me back--
> another cat lover, in fact--and said they had discussed the idea of
> urns, but were not familiar enough with the market.
>
> I sent her some links to urn sites and she agreed that they are totally
> lacking. I'm going to commission her to prepare one of her statutes
> especially for Kami, but she also wanted some ideas on what people are
> really looking for, and we both had the question about what the volume
> of cremains was for your average cat.
>
> Comments?
>
> --
> Margarita Salt

I put the ashes of two of my cats in big pots and planted climbing roses in
them. I figured if I moved I could take them with me and in the mean time
I'd have roses.
Alas the roses died (I've got a real black thumb) and I can't just dump out
the dirt so now the pots just sit on the deck.
ron

Spot
February 24th 06, 11:09 PM
This might sound kind of gross

But I just weighed the remains of my two dogs and it comes out to 1.7 ounces
of remains per pound of body weight.

The numbers I gave you were for a human so maybe it's different for a pet.

Celeste


"Margarita Salt" > wrote in message
...
> Spot > wrote in rec.pets.cats.health+behav:
>
>> The ratio is 1 ounce of remains per 1lb of body weight. 10lb cat
>> means 10 ounces of remains. I got the information when I was
>> looking for a suitable urn for my two dogs remains.
>>
>> I to still have not found anything suitable. I found one that I
>> may finally get which is a concrete dog statue that you can either
>> insert the remains in or actually have the remains mixed in with
>> the concrete when it the statues is created.
>>
>> Celeste
>>
>
> That's easy. Thanks. :)
>
> Wait... is that an ounce by weight or volume. ;)
>
> --
> Margarita Salt
>
> "...practically no one in the world is entirely bad or
> entirely good... motives are often more important than
> actions." -- Eleanore Roosevelt

Spot
February 24th 06, 11:19 PM
Wow, I have to agree with the prices being a bit much. I'm looking at a
concrete dog statue which is much bigger than this it's not near this cost.
I'll have to pay about 1/3 of the original price just in shipping to have it
delivered but even with the additional cost of shipping an 80lb item it's
still not this much.

Celeste



"Margarita Salt" > wrote in message
...
> > wrote in rec.pets.cats.health+behav:
>
>> Hello Everyone,
>>
>> My name is Michael, I work at Perfect Memorials. We specialized in
>> quality memorial products for people and pets. We have a website
>> with the largest selection of cremation urns, and cremation
>> jewelry. I can help you with any questions you have about
>> selecting the right memorial product. Please feel free to call me
>> directly or e-mail me if there is anything I can do to help you.
>>
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Michael W. West
>> Perfect Memorials
>> http://www.perfectmemorials.com
>> 1-800-979-8767 (x704)
>>
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>>>>on our website.<<
>>
>>
>
> Um, yeah, your link was included in the group me and the REAL artist
> were calling cheesy or boring. Must say you do have the white
> porcelain cat I was considering for a bit less than the last place I
> found it, but you guys out of your mind??? I'm getting custom work for
> less than that.
>
>
>
> --
> Margarita Salt
>
> "...practically no one in the world is entirely bad or
> entirely good... motives are often more important than
> actions." -- Eleanore Roosevelt

Barb
April 6th 06, 04:29 PM
My solution when I want something but feel it is overpriced is to go on ebay
a few times searching.

However, my cats have been cremated and their ashes tossed in the back yards
where they loved to be. What with the winds and rains their ashes
eventually become a part of the whole earth while some of their spirits
remain in my heart. As a result I can move from one home to another without
worrying about deserting their ashes.

The thing you have to remember is that their lifespans generally are much
shorter than ours so in our own lifetimes we may have quite a few cats,
especially those of us with multicat homes. Then do the math and realize
how many urns you may have to be handling when you get to be 60 or 70 years
old!

--
Barb
Of course I don't look busy,
I did it right the first time.

John Kimmel
April 7th 06, 07:08 AM
Barb wrote:
so in our own lifetimes we may have quite a few cats,
> especially those of us with multicat homes. Then do the math and realize
> how many urns you may have to be handling when you get to be 60 or 70 years
> old!
>
> --
> Barb
> Of course I don't look busy,
> I did it right the first time.
>
>
In the movie "Harold and Maude", Harold buys Maude a cheap "I Love You"
trinket in a pinball arcade. He gives it to Maude, and Maude (deeply
touched) says "Oh thank-you", and immediately throws it off the pier and
into the ocean. "That way I'll always know where it is", she says.

I brought Flinx home from the vet in his cat carrier. I buried him in
one of his favorite spots in my front yard, not because he cares
anymore, but so that when I look over there, even tho' I don't see him,
I know he's there. It's funny, I can't speak when I'm crying, but I can
type.

--
John Kimmel


GET YER STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APE!

Barb
April 7th 06, 07:00 PM
I've heard of the gem and that could be a very good idea for you.

--
Barb
Of course I don't look busy,
I did it right the first time.

Barb
April 8th 06, 05:34 PM
That is a way lot of money. I'd check into how strong the gem would be-
would it last?

--
Barb
Of course I don't look busy,
I did it right the first time.

Barb
April 10th 06, 02:04 AM
Sounds good. If that would bring you comfort do it.

--
Barb
Of course I don't look busy,
I did it right the first time.

hkschumaker
September 3rd 14, 03:14 PM
Have you given any thoughts to something smaller for the time being? Like cat cremation jewelry? Or doing both - returning to the earth but keeping a part of her with you.


Barb wrote:
so in our own lifetimes we may have quite a few cats,
especially those of us with multicat homes. Then do the math and realize
how many urns you may have to be handling when you get to be 60 or 70 years
old!

--
Barb
Of course I don't look busy,
I did it right the first time.


In the movie "Harold and Maude", Harold buys Maude a cheap "I Love You"
trinket in a pinball arcade. He gives it to Maude, and Maude (deeply
touched) says "Oh thank-you", and immediately throws it off the pier and
into the ocean. "That way I'll always know where it is", she says.

I brought Flinx home from the vet in his cat carrier. I buried him in
one of his favorite spots in my front yard, not because he cares
anymore, but so that when I look over there, even tho' I don't see him,
I know he's there. It's funny, I can't speak when I'm crying, but I can
type.

--
John Kimmel


GET YER STINKING PAWS OFF ME YOU DAMN DIRTY APE!