Brea, California, February 10, 2010 (PressReleasePoint) – Peternity.com, a website that helps people to honor the memories and lives of their pets is now featuring the fused glass pet memorial jewelry and pendants of Linda Huffman of L. Huffman Studios. Ms. Huffman is an internationally acclaimed oil painter, cartoonist and fused glass artist.
Linda first created Memory Pendants® in 2003 after losing her cherished dog Daisy. Linda decided to create a pet memorial keepsake for herself which she could wear that also incorporated Daisy’s ashes as a source of comfort during her difficult time. Her journey through her own grief and healing have given Linda a compassion and deep understanding of her customers wants and needs. Wearing a pet keepsake close to one’s heart brings a sense of comfort and peace during the grieving process.
With approximately 77.5 million owned dogs and 93.6 million owned cats in the US (Humane Society of the United States), and an average life span of approximately 10-13 years for dogs and 15-18 for indoor cats (Wikipedia.com), pet loss is a repeated occurrence for most pet owners. As pets move from the backyard to the bedroom, humans are getting more and more attached to their furry companions and looking for more ways to deal with their grieving hearts.
Handcrafted out of colorful dichroic glass each piece can be customized to securely hold a lock of hair, a tiny amount of cremated ashes, or both. Each piece is not only a work of art, but a discreet and exquisite way of memorializing a cherished pet. Every pendant Linda designs comes with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. Linda creates pet memorial pendants in three different shapes – round, square or rectangle. Prices range from $94.95 to $219.95.
Peternity.com’s Founder Colleen Mihelich says, “There’s a growing trend of humanizing our pets in our society today and this extends to how we treat our pets when we lose them. Pets are more and more, considered family members and they deserve to be memorialized and honored as they pass on from life to death. We are proud to represent artists like Linda Huffman and the exquisite work that she does in honor of lost loved ones. Each piece of pet memorial jewelry that she creates is perfect and unique, just like each pet we’ve loved.”
Peternity.com is dedicated to helping the plight of homeless animals. Each month Peternity chooses a different struggling animal shelter or rescue group to which to donate a percentage of their proceeds. For the month of February Peternity is allocating funds to ARCH (Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti).
Colleen Mihelich is a pet loss expert who has helped thousands of pet owners celebrate and honor the love they share with their pets. She is also the founder of Peternity.com, an organization dedicated to paying tribute to the lives of our pets -- living and deceased. Mihelich has authored numerous articles dealing with pet loss and offers online resources designed to provide pet loss support for the grieving pet owner. Peternity also provides artisan crafted pet memorial products -- pet urns, pet memorial stones and a wide variety of pet memorial art.
To further explore pet grief support or create a free online pet memorial, visit http://www.peternity.com/ or 877-738-7322.
Lisa Elia PR