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Friendlygal

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Is it worth it to even have my frozen kitty thawed out to get a paw print? Or would it not come out if they are thawed out? Should I just forgo it? She’s still frozen at the hospital till I bury/cremate. They feel at fault for her death and keeping her till I decide what to do. :( Thanks in advance!
champsmom

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Hi Friendlygal.  I am so sorry for your loss.

 

I’m sure a paw print will come out fine .  I don't think she has to be thawed out (?)

I’ve read your Posts and it seems that  you are really conflicted about Cremation,  so maybe you should consider a Pet Cemetery.

There is a very famous one near where I live and it’s really beautiful. 

I've had my furbabies cremated, so I can take them with me when I move.  But, this is a very personal choice.



Friendlygal

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Thanks so much, champsmom! Yeah the person at the desk of the ER hospital was wrong that she’d have tothaw out before getting the fur clippings. That’s all I asked her about. I’ve just found out that the hair doesn’t even freeze with the body! As for paw prints, local cremation places do say that when the pet is frozen it’s hard to get a paw print. But when I called an expert hair clipping and paw print place far away in Washington now, someone there said that one can get a good paw print by simply thawing out the paw with warm water and manipulating the paw. Gosh, I wish she was here to help! Did you get paw prints? And as for you taking your pets with you when you move, the vet here told me that the cremains aren’t really the pet so that’s also what convinced me burial was ok even if I move. I’m pretty confused lol. Thanks for being so awesome!!
Dawn1118

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What do they mean the cremains isn't really the pet?

Dawn
champsmom

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Hi Friendlygal  and Dawn:

 “Cremains” (Ashes) are really composed primarily of bone fragments.  But they are really from your pet.

I didn't get Paw prints but I did take Fur from all of them that I put with their Ashes.  I saved all of their collars and keep a favorite toy with them too.

Maybe it sounds crazy, but this is how I feel they are still close to me.  :(
Friendlygal

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Dawn, the vet meant that the body is just a vessel and that when we leave we are gone from it. I didn’t know the hospital made me paw prints. They never told me. Wow cool. The clay wasn’t baked. Hope it stays.
Friendlygal

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Champsmom that’s so great what you did to keep them close to you! I have paw prints apparently from the hospital, but they didn’t do it correctly. It’s with clay that you don’t bake and they didn’t dry it the right time. So it stays soft. I hope it stays. I am finally burying tomorrow in a cemetery. I chose it as it’s overlooking beautiful valleys, so I feel that the cat would still be alive there so much, at least at the rainbow bridge. I’m not sure what to put in the casket. As she was too smart for cat toys lol. She didn’t have a collar, long story why. I guess I’ll just put pictures and a letter. Hugs
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