Friends of The Ralph Site will not be surprised to find that one of the most popular sections of our website is our Memorials page. Hundreds of bereaved carers have already uploaded photos and memories of their special friends – they find that placing a permanent visual record of their pet online can be very comforting.
Some people find that it helps to share stories of the unique personalities of their own much-loved pets, whilst others take some small comfort from reading about other pets who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. When the time comes, if you want to share your own feelings on The Ralph Site, it’s very easy to add a memorial. You can find more details HERE. Please note that unfortunately at the moment memorials can only be created using a desktop or laptop computer, not with a mobile phone or most tablet devices; we apologise for any inconvenience.
Every day we share memorials (that meet certain criteria) from the website to our busy Facebook page on the anniversary of the pet’s passing. Our many Facebook friends tell us that they value this shared community space, where pet carers can share their feelings and offer advice to anyone feeling angry, sad or frustrated in their loss. Others often add poignant and sensitive posts and comments, which help carers understand that they are not alone in their grief.
Ultimately that is what we are most proud of at The Ralph Site – the shared sense of community created by people from all walks of life, united by a common thread. We have each experienced the pain of losing a much-loved friend and we aim to support anyone going through, or preparing for, the loss of a pet through our work. Commission earned on sales through The Ralph Site shop provides a proportion of the funds required to maintain and expand our work, and so we are always very grateful for any support you can give.
With very best wishes from Shailen and The Ralph Site team