Buddy the Dog Keepsake Box – Black & Mahogany

buddy the dog keepsake box black

Perfect for stylishly storing mementos from your pet, this hardwood box showcases a ceramic tile displaying Buddy the Dog. Spring-loaded hinged lid stays open and snaps closed.

  • Made of solid hardwood with high-gloss lacquer finish
  • Interior is fully lined in velvet; bottom is covered in felt
  • Measures 5.5″x5.5″x2.25″ with a 4.25″x4.25″ ceramic tile
  • Please note: orientation of image seen is for ease of viewing only; design will face the customer on actual product.
  • As you can see, this box is also available in Mahogany

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Buddy the Dog Teddy Bear

Buddy the Dog Teddy Bear

Buddy the Dog Teddy Bear

Our plush bear is a cutie in his own Buddy the Dog t-shirt and bright red and blue ribbons. Here’s a great gift for someone who has just lost their pet, especially children as it gives them something to focus on and cuddle during their journey through the bereavement.

  • Soft plush fur
  • 11 inches tall
  • Red and blue bow and t-shirt included

Go to our Buddy the Dog Store to order this bear and to find out more about hundreds of others similar gifts.

Buddy the Dog Pet Loss Memorial Pin

buddy the dog pet loss memorial pin

buddy the dog pet loss memorial pinOur aim is to have the Buddy logo recognized around the world and for the Buddy Memorial Pin to become an international symbol for people to wear when they have lost a pet. Any profit we make on this pin will go to charity.

Wear this pin when out and about to let people know that you are grieving the loss of a pet so you at not be yourself for a while.

I have written an article called Why Is It So Hard When Your Dog Passes? which recognizes that there is no set protocol in place for the person dealing with pet loss, and my desire to fill this void with Buddy’s memorial pin.

  • 1 inch diameter
  • Metal shell
  • Mylar/UV protecting cover
  • Pinned metal back

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Buddy the Dog Condolence Card

buddy the dog condolence cardShow your friend that you care about their loss with a Buddy the Dog condolence card. It’s blank on the inside for you to write your message… maybe take inspiration from our Rainbow Bridge poems or Rainbow Bridge quotes.

  • Choose from three size options: Note Card (4″ x 5.6″), Greeting Card (5″ x 7″), or X-Large Greeting Card (7.8″ x 11″)
  • White envelope included
  • Available in your choice of paper finish: matte or glossy
  • High quality, chlorine and acid free paper consisting of 30% post consumer waste and 50% total recycled fiber

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Buddy the Dog Dog Tag

buddy the dog dog tag

Military Style Dog Tag which may be more suitable for the grieving male? This Buddy the Dog tag can be worn yet is long enough to be hidden under a t-shirt or jumper. A nice option for anyone who wants to keep their pet close to their heart but without wanting the attention other items may bring when worn on display.

  • Stainless Steel construction with durable epoxy image
  • 1″ x 2″ (2.5 cm x 5 cm)
  • 24″ (61 cm) ball chain

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Meet Buddy!

buddy the dog

buddy the dog

This is Buddy. Buddy was inspired by the my poem A Single Tear, which describes how the pet feels when they arrive at Rainbow Bridge and the message they send I believe they would want to send back to their owner, if only they could.

The tear reflects the shades of Rainbow Bridge and symbolises the loss felt by the pet. You see, you’ll notice a slight smile on Buddy’s face which almost contradicts the tear he is also wearing on his cheek but this is because for the majority of the time Buddy is content waiting for his owner, understanding that the time will come soon enough when they will be reunited again, but this is underpinned by a small part of him who is sad that he isn’t with the owner that he loves and trusts so much.

I think that I have managed to capture this feeling in the poem and then go on to represent this in a simple, child like drawing. I wanted to keep him simple and I was inspired to some extent by the Great Ormond Street Hospital logo which is quite similar.

In order to keep it simple I asked my daughter to draw the initial ideas… don’t get me wrong, at 12 years old she excels in art and is capable of much more detailed images, but she managed to capture exactly what I wanted in just a few attempts.

I strongly urge you and hope that you will read my poem A Single Tear to fully appreciate what I am saying, and to see Buddy in a new light.

Buddy now represents Rainbow Bridge Online. Although we have many animals with us, dogs do rule the roost although more designs of similar characters are planned.

Our aim is to have the Buddy logo recognised around the world and for the Buddy Memorial Pin to become an international symbol for people to wear when they have lost a pet. Any profit we make on this pin will go to charity. A related blog will follow this one.

We also plan a range of merchandise with Buddy as the symbol of Rainbow Bridge Online. These will be covered in further posts in the ‘Buddy’ category on the right hand side. In the meantime you can visit the Rainbow Bridge Online Store here.

Please let me know your thoughts on Buddy and if you think he captures the sentiments I am aiming for, those being remembering your pets with a smile, whilst still acknowledging an underlying sense of sadness.