Sadly, my grandma’s puppy that my husband and I bought her for her birthday died the same day that my son was born. What rotten luck to lose something special when gaining something so precious. ChiChi was so riddled with worms from the previous owner not taking care of her properly that there was nothing that the vet could do when we took her in after purchasing her. She was a cute Chi-weenie with a Tootsie Roll body and ears like a little bat. She had the wiener dog legs too- those tiny little pegs that don’t look strong enough to support an inch worm. My grandma was heartbroken. She was so tiny and young only four months old!
We had to get her a funeral urn to help ease my grandma’s upset. She has such bad luck with dogs but insists on having them. I logged onto the computer to look at pet urns because the only thing that the vet offered us was a cardboard box to put her remains in and we wanted more for our silly pup that was forever stealing socks from the dirty laundry hamper. When I went to order the pet urn that grandma liked the best, this is what I found out about how to pick the appropriate size;
1. Weigh your pet before cremation.
2. Select a funeral urn that will hold a numerical value of ashes in cubic inches as the weight of your pet. For instance, ChiChi weighted four pounds. We needed a pet urn that would hold at least four cubic inches of ashes.
It was sad to know that our cute puppy lived such a short life and now would spend her remaining days as a pile of ash in a beautiful paw shaped urn.