I have always been around dogs my entire life and I even worked with animals as I got older. I was a pet groomer, a vet tech, and an animal rescue coordinator. I have always loved animals and especially dogs which I have had as pets since I was a little kid.
The only downside to being a pet owner is the short life span, knowing you will outlive your pets. As a vet tech I have seen many families go through this heartbreak. As a pet owner I have seen two of my dogs grow from a tiny puppy and age over the years only to eventually watch them pass away and break my heart.
That adorable dog pictured above is Mugsy, my shepherd mix who is just about to turn 9 in a couple of weeks. After losing my other dogs and realising all that was left of them was a few pictures, I decided to do something more to let me carry Mugsy with me everywhere I go, forever.
I received a kit from Precious Metal Prints that came with a putty type substance which allowed me to make a mold of Mugsy’s nose print.
I just rolled it into a ball, pressed it against his nose to make the print, and then mailed it off to have my keepsake made.
Here is a little more information about Precious Metal Prints that I received from their site:
While a photograph might bend or lose clarity as time takes its toll, a Precious Metal Print can maintain its unique impression for centuries. Crafted individually in Knoxville Tennessee and hand-finished in silver or gold, a Precious Metal Print requires only a single impression to immortalize a friend, pet or loved one. These heirloom quality treasures make great gifts that can be worn in many forms.
We had the choice of making either a paw print keepsake or a nose print keepsake, I thought the nose print was really original and such a cute idea, so that is what I chose.
I also was able to add up to 3 letters to the back of the nose print keepsake, I put the Mugsys initials MBD. Am I the only one who has given their dog a middle name?
My daughter has grown up with Mugsy and I know it will be hard for her to lose him when the day comes but I am happy that she will be able to have this keepsake so she can carry him with her everywhere she goes.
Would you choose the nose print or paw print keepsake from Precious Metal Prints? Be sure to check out their site and order your own precious metal prints by clicking here.