You can email your writing to friends and family, or post it online on social media to let people know about your loss.
You may then wish to invite people to share their own memories of your pet.
Our pets feel like family members, and we grieve them the same way.
Your pet’s obituary may never make it to the local newspaper, but it can still provide an enormous amount of solace for you and any other family members or friends.
If you choose, you can purchase special, decorative printer paper to print your words onto.
You can frame a copy, or place one in a drawer, or with your pet’s ashes, if you have chosen to keep them.
You can also send a copy to your veterinarian, groomer, pet store owner, doggie daycare provider, dog walker, or anyone else who has been a part of your pet’s life.
You can print out or create a copy of your obituary and put it somewhere in your home along with a picture of your pet, a candle, a favorite toy, and any other mementos to create a small shrine.
Pets are a piece of almost everyone’s life and article possibilities abound for other national, regional or even trade magazines. There’s a market for everyone’s fancy and the best place to start is with the magazines that are already on your coffee table.
You can find a magazine for almost every pet and every pet passion out there. The pay for national pet magazines can vary greatly, anywhere from 10 cents to 50 cents word, but if you already have a good portfolio, you shouldn’t take less than 10 cents a word.