After the loss of a pet, one might be at a loss as to how to keep their memory alive. After all, they’ve had a steady presence in our lives, and now the loss can leave a physical and emotional space unfilled. When clients lose a pet, often a clay paw-print and photos serve as a lasting reminder of the friendship that has been shared. When we lose a clinic pet at Cedar Pet Clinic, the loss is similarly difficult, as so many of our clients also have visited with our clinic pets on routine visits.
Snowpig was our clinic guinea pig who lived several years at our Lake Elmo veterinary clinic. Her recent passing has led us to find a creative way to remember her gentle spirit. One way that we’ve found to help after the loss of a pet is to memorialize them in a way which benefits our clients. Out of this inclination emerged the Snowpig Memorial Garden--a garden specifically for growing endive, parsley, carrots, three varieties of lettuce and cat grass. Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas who are hospitalized with us can now enjoy a feast of their favorite foods while away from home. Next time you are at our clinic, take a peek at the garden off of the staircase and you'll notice it is being well utilized and providing comfort to many of our four-legged friends!