This is my pet loss story. Share your story within our pet loving community.

It's been 4 years since the launch of our popular Pet Loss Locket Necklace and since then, I have been privileged to hear from our many pet-loving customers who kindly shared stories of their beloved companions and the positive impact their pet had made on their lives and those around them.


I initially created this locket necklace to store the lovely caramel-coloured fur of my dear Maltese x Silky Terrier Rocky, who I lost after 14 amazing years in my life. Wearing this locket was a way for me to feel his presence and spirit close-by during the initial grieving stage which I found extremely difficult as I had just lost my best friend. Rocky was literally my 'rock' during some of the hardest times in my life. He gave me a purpose to get up in the morning and was a comfort during lonely times. He never judged, lied or got angry with me. I did most of that to myself, he taught me how to be nicer to myself, I mean if he could accept me for me, why couldn't i do the same?

It was only 6 months before his passing that we found out he had a form of Leukaemia which we were told would eventually worsen in time. General fatigue and loss of appetite were the main symptoms but overall, Rocky had continued to live a full and happy life, never saying "no" to a walk even up to his last days.

He now has a new place in my heart and I carry his memory wherever I go. His legacy lives on through the spreading of this necklace to customers all over the world. I am honoured to offer this gift as a memorial piece for others who have experienced a great loss as I know how hard it is to be without your 'baby' once they have crossed to the Rainbow Bridge.

Through this website and regular blog posts, I'd love for us to connect and share stories of our beloved animals as a way to ensure their legacy lives on and to provide a channel to express our gratitude for the impact these amazing creatures have made on our lives.

Feel free to 'comment' your story here or if you would like me to feature the story and a picture of your beloved fur-friend in our next blog post, email carol@capturemyart.com.au and with your permission I will share this on our next post.

A beautiful quote that i'd love to share before closing off:

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France.Lots of love,

Lots of love,

Caroline xx

-Founder of CaptureMyArt Designs




1 comment

  • Suki n Putput, my two cats, were my life. I used to wonder what would happen if one passed away n my eyes would well up n I sometimes started sobbing. Well the reality was way worse than imagined.

    At 8 n half yrs old Suki, my gorgeous lap at, got an ear infection, n after putting her under anaesthetic over time to every 3 days to clean it out (perforated eardrum, could not see eardrum in the end) n cancer was assumed. I wanted a few days to say goodbye. They said they could make her comfy on morphine till her time came but I didn’t want that. So at 1pm, Friday, 11.01.19, I held her, felt her heart stop under my hand, n my life as I knew it ended.

    Weirdly enough, I went n adopted a Russian Blue Cross from the pound on the 14.01.19, as everybody said that’s what I needed. Xanthians 1st birthday was 1 week later n yes, he chose me, wouldn’t let me go.

    Putput n I slept under my bed for months while she lay on Sukis blanky. It was gutwrenching for us both n I was not functioning at all n this sadly impacted Xanthian. When I finally waded out of the mess, I started to remember the good times, as in, every morning Suki would jump on my lap fur hrs till I nearly pee myself at times lol. Also Caroline made the most BEAUTIFUL locket for her which I added fur, a nail n a whisker. It was purrfection. Xanthian follows me everywhere, n apparently I cannot be out of his sight at times n he purrs like a tractor

    Weirdly I was given a 8 week old kitten, named him Loki, who was the apple of my eye. Again though, tragedy struck, fisherman stole him at 2pm on 27 September 2020 (he was 1 n half), n I shall not give ya nightmares fur life about what happened but police are involved.

    I still haven’t stopped crying but a friend came round to say a kitten, the runt, needed a family, a weeny ginger scatcat (as in NEVER stopped scooting from one end to the other flat out n I thought I would step on him), we named him Malachi n he is super special. He stares into the depths of my soul through watching each others eyes, his a light yellow/green. He sleeps wrapped in my hands, keeping me awake with a purr a tiger would be proud of lol. Been four weeks now n my life has changed again.

    Hoping Caroline will make the most glorious locket for my boy, Loki n my partner bought an early Xmas gift for me, a gold cat n gold chain, n today I shall add Sukis as well wearing them both to take with me to a very worrying health appt. I shall hold their paws fur strength

    All I can say, Caroline doesn’t just make lockets, she makes every pet memorial locket with love, beautiful backwards n forwards emails with pics ta make sure what you ordered you get, much more as her ideas begin once learning about each n every companion n their lives.

    We shall cary their lil souls for life with us till we meet at the Rainbow Bridge when our time comes, all of us making the walk together into the light, furrever to be together.

    Thankyou Caroline for your companion lockets, the love ya put into them, the effort to get them just right n giving us a small piece of our furkids to carry with us everywhere. I know I feel them with me while wearing the locket

    Much love Paula


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