There are many ways to memorialize your ferret, and any other pet. Here are a few:
Remembering Your Ferret
There many options that help the mourning and healing process. These deal with memorializing your ferret. Think about a scrap book remembering the ferret's life. Or write a letter to your ferret and thank him/her for all the good times. Dedicate something in your ferret's name. There are pet memorial foundations that use moneys for animal causes, or other animal foundations where your pet can be remembered with your gift. Donate a memorial trophy to a club or show. Post your memories to a newsletter or electronic mailing list. Invite ferret friends for a memorial service, or hold a private ceremony. Make a list of the things your ferret used to do to make you laugh or smile. Hug your remaining ferrets and take pictures of them. Whatever you choose, find a positive way to remember your pet.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
Thank you, SHerryLynne, for such a meaningful post. I always keep a favorite toy or bedding, and I get a big lock of fur rather than ashes. It's much cheaper than ashes, and a memorial urn reminds be of the bad stuff. But fur reminds me of the good times. Admittedly, even the good the memories can make me cry at times. But in spite of the pain of loss, the love and joy each pet brings lasts a lifetime. The pain is temporary.