Friday, April 4, 2014

Remembering Nicki, the Cat Who Came Before Us, With a Special Giveaway from A Pet's Life


WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! Who's this Nicki person and what's with the box? 

KATIE:  Waffles, Nicki was the cat that came before us. 

WAFFLES:  You mean Glogirly used to have ANOTHER CAT???  Did he have a blog too?

KATIE:  Waffles, it was a long, long time ago. Before blogs and emails and online shopping. 

WAFFLES:  Before Amazon Prime?



KATIE:  Glogirly keeps Nicki's ashes in the same little cardboard box the vet handed to her many years ago. 

WAFFLES:  You mean there's a CAT in the box???

KATIE:  Waffles, it's just Nicki's ashes. His soul lives in Glogirly's heart. One day, hopefully a long, long time from now, we'll be living in Glogirly's heart too. Right alongside Nicki.

WAFFLES:  Well if we're going to always be in her heart, that sounds like a pretty nice place.

KATIE:  Recently the people at A Pet's Life contacted Glogirly about featuring some of their products on our blog. They make beautiful personalized frames, memento boxes and urns especially for pet lovers. When Glogirly visited their website, she said it was as if Nicki had intervened and sent her there. You see, she's always wanted a special place to keep her memories of Nicki, but something always got in the way. That's why all these years later, he still rests in that little cardboard box.



"Everything's going to be okay." –Nicki   ...his story

KATIE: Glogirly has moved more times than you or even I can count. With every move, she'd pack up Nicki's little box with all her other stuff and head off to the next chapter in her life. As organized as she is, Glogirly wasn't very good at labeling. She'd move into a new place and find herself surrounded by stacks and stacks of unmarked boxes.

WAFFLES:  Cool!  BOXES?  How many?

KATIE:  It doesn't matter. What DOES matter is what happened every time she opened up the FIRST box. 

WAFFLES:  What, did she find candy? Or her favorite toy? Maybe a missing sock.

KATIE:  Every single time she moved and began to unpack, she'd grab a random box from the pile. And when she opened it up, there was Nicki. His little box was right on top of that first box, time and time again. Move after move. 

WAFFLES:  Nicki must have super-special powers!

KATIE:  He was special, that's for sure. And for Glogirly, it always meant that, "Everything's going to be okay."



A Pet's Life Memento Box
Now Nicki has a proper resting place of his very own. There's room inside for the tattered cardboard box that Glogirly can't bear to part with. The two adjustable cubbies leave plenty of room for a special toy and collar. 



Pretty Details
On the inside of the lid, there's a pouch just perfect for keepsake photos and cards. The box is beautifully crafted, upholstered in a buttery leather-like vinyl, and lined in velvet. Even the personalized plaque is a rich satin nickel-like finish.


Purr-sonalized Keepsake Frames
In addition to Nicki's memento box, they also sent Glogirly personalized frames for both you and me. They come in three colors of a soft leathery vinyl. The stitching detail is rich and pretty and there's a choice of fonts for the personalized plaque.



WAFFLES:  Hey Boss! This one says, "Waffles!"



WAFFLES:  Um Boss? I think they spelled your name wrong. Isn't it B-O-S–



KATIE:  It's PURR-fect. Just like me.


GIVEAWAY!
Two lucky Glogirly readers will each receive a personalized frame, just like ours! They can choose from a variety of colors and sizes...and of course, they can have their pet's name engraved on the special plaque. The frames can only ship to US addresses, but we're opening up the giveaway worldwide so that those living outside the US can gift their prize to a friend or shelter should they win. Enter below via Rafflecopter.

Save Now with a Very Special Discount Offer
Between now and May 1, A Pet's Life is offering a special 15% discount on all of their products. What a purr-fect time to honor the cat or dog that came before you. In addition to the things we've shown you here, they have a beautiful selection of other keepsakes, gifts and pet urns. In fact, A Pet's Life has an entire section of their shop devoted to Pet Loss.  

Just use promo code GLOGIRL.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


FTC Disclosure: We received our frames and memento box no charge from A Pet's Life. We also received a small fee to cover the time it takes to take photos and write the blog post. Receiving the free frames, memento box and the fee did not influence our article or anything we say.  All sponsored posts on GLOGIRLY will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions.

68 comments:

  1. Oh this is a very cool thing! Imagine. I think the Woman would probably use it for one of the cats who came before though.

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  2. I love the idea of a pet's memento box. As much as we hate to think about death, it's a good idea to have a plan. One of mine died suddenly and I was too upset to think ahead and I ended up burying him in my elderly parents' yard. They won't be there forever, but my pet will be. If I had to do it again I'd have cremated him and placed him in a box like this.

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  3. My human knows Nicki's story and says it is very special! She has very few mementos of the cat before me - just a handful of photographs - and even less of the cat before the cat before me.

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  4. I'm crying over your beautiful story. Tara's been gone for 9 months now and she is still with me every single day. Truffles knows that the cat who came before her was incredibly special and is always watching over her.

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  5. I can't count the cats that came before there were so many. I have never had less than two and usually I've had three or more.

    And then there were the seventeen....

    I am the crazy cat lady.

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  6. Now I'm soggy and my screen is blurry!
    ~Vicat

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  7. What a perfect box for your dear Nicki. The pet memorial market is growing and this company sounds like I should include them as a resource for my pet loss book.

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  8. I miss my Katy. I still cant believe she is gone forever :'( My first comment on this blog was that I also had a beautiful cat named Katy and not long after she was gone due to some evil neighbor who was poisoning peoples pets, especially cats. Katy was the most special cat.

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  9. @Eli
    Oh no! That's so very sad. I'm so sorry you lost your dear Katy.
    (((purrs)))
    XO

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  10. You know what ?!
    Sixten , the cat who lived here before me is still in his cardboard box from the vet too :)


    XOXO

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  11. That's cool. Our mommy has several small plastic boxes of most of those who came be-fur us ..

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  12. I really like these frames. I have lost several of my furbabies over the years and while I try to focus on the ones with me now, I'll never forget the ones who are no longer here. In my adult lifetime I've lost three cats and three dogs, and all were quite old and healthy until the end. I hope all my furbabies live long and healthy lives.

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  13. Such a touching post to hear a little about Nicki. We're glad that the tattered, cardboard box has such a lovely place to stay now.

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  14. What a great story....and giveaway. And yes, lovely that the cardboard box (and Nicki) has a nice, new home.

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  15. Such a great story. We would love to win one of those beautiful frames.

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  16. That's a beautiful picture of Glogirly and Nicki. Our sweet Gracie is in a tin on a shelf in the kitchen, but I still feel her presence all over the house.
    With sympathy,
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  17. Nicki was a very special cat. Thanks for sharing his story with us.

    That frame is wonderful and we would love to win it.

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  18. Thank you for telling us about Nicki. He was a beautiful blackie!

    And those frames are very nice.

    Purrz!
    Selina

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  19. We love the momento box, the Lady needs one for each of her cats before we move (she still doesn't know why she didn't keep Danny's ashes). She said that she kept the box Herb's ashes were in too for the longest time, until the vet said there was an urn in there. Thanks for telling us about Nicki. Love Dolly

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  20. Pop has a special tribute set up for Autumn in his room with her ashes in a special wooden box, picture and some of her fave toys. We also have one for Chizzy with a pic, his collar and his fave toy. Faith’s contains her little bandage from getting declawed (yeah, they would NEVER happen today). For some reason, TW’s heart cat Nicky, only has photos.

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  21. This post makes me sad thinking about Jewel. But I thank you for sharing. I saved it so that when she goes, I can get her something beautiful.....

    I do love the frames of you two.

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  22. Beautifully done you guys. Gentle and moving and lovely.

    Silver

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  23. I just lost my horse, Cruiser, of 24 years last weekend. If I won, I would put a picture of him in it. It would be perfect.

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  24. Oh wow! How interesting that the first box GloGirly opened every move was her kitty! That is such a sure sign that she was and is always with you!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  25. Such a wonderful story and a great idea for keeping us close. Mommy has 5 boxes she keeps in her bedroom daddy has 2 boxes in his bedroom and there are 3 boxes downstairs. All loved and remembered daily.

    It will be a long, long time for the 2 of you before you meet nicki - so roll on the floor and know you are loved.

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  26. We visited this site many times and have seen their beautiful products but never ordered any. So please enter us in your giveaway. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  27. I knew of Nicki's story from conversations we have had, but hearing it through the eyes of Katie and Waffles was so touching... thank you for sharing!

    Have a beautiful weekend... Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang!

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  28. What a sweet story! I'm so sentimental about these things- I have a few tears right now. The new box is beautiful!

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  29. Thank you for sharing Nicky's story ! Those memento boxes are beautiful, not too simple, but not "too much". If you have no garden as us to make rest your kitty among flowers, or if you prefer keep it home, these boxes are great. Purrs, Zorro

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  30. We loved hearing the story about Nicki's box always being the first think Glogirly opened when she moved. How special! That memento box is beautiful too. We will definitely be entering the giveaway!

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  31. Very beautiful and a wonderful way to keep all of Nicky's things in one place.

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  32. What a beautiful post! Surely Nicki DOES live on forever in Glogirly's heart. And we know you both will too, someday, Katie and Waffles.

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  33. Thanks for sharing this touching story. We have several boxes scattered around the house - each one close to a favorite spot - one by the bed, one in a window, etc. None are as nice as this one sounds, though.

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  34. Oh, dear little Nicki. My dad made a special box for our dog Moogie and keeps her ashes in the living room. It's so hard to part with our friends. Thank you for sharing your story about Nicki.

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  35. Beautiful story,thanks for sharing it with us,and I just know who i would give the prise too,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  36. what a lovely memento.. thank you for sharing it with us

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  37. What a wonderful story and great giveaway!

    Waffles, yours and Katie's framces and pics look wonderful!

    Hope you kittehz have a happy Friday. Stay warm!
    XOXO

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  38. That was such a nice story. Hey Waffles, careful, you've been framed.

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  39. If I win one then I will have to buy one -I have two kitties

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  40. Beautiful post and what a lovely keepsake you now have for Nicki. That's so cool that you came across that box first thing after each move. Me thinks that is no accident. Oh I hope I win the giveaway! ~Rascal and Rocco

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  41. I love the keepsake box and the frames. I also think its great that we can still enter and give the prize to someone else over the pond. Fabulous post.

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  42. What a nice box! And the frames are lovely too. I think it's pretty amazing how the ashes were always in the first box she opened.

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  43. That is a lovely keepsake box for Nicki. Our loved ones will always hold a place in our hearts.

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  44. What a wonderful box and great frames! Mom has all of those who came before in special boxes or tins. When they evacuated for a hurry-cane, she took them all with her. She promised them they would always be with her and couldn't bear to leave them behind.

    The Florida Furkids

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  45. This is such a beautiful story about and tribute to your Nicki...brought happy tears to my eyes as I think of our cat Goofer who came before the crew (he lived for 14 years and did NOT like other cats so he was our one and only)....I really love the box as well with space to hold a few other special memories. Beautiful, beautiful post! Thank you! xo

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  46. I love the story of Nicki's box. So special!

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  47. That is such a sweet story. It made me think of a parent and child conversation. The memory box is beautiful.

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  48. I've never been able to cremate any of my pets so I don't have their ashes but still have all their pictures and memories. A special box for the pictures would be neat.

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  49. Loved your story. I really like that box. I have been looking for something for my 2 kitties. The frames are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

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  50. What a lovely post! Made us a little weepy...

    The box and frames are lovely too!

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  51. What a lovely box to keep Nicki's ashes in. And we think the purrsonalized frames are purrfect. Love the one with you in it Katie.

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  52. That is such a lovely box to keep sweet Nicki's ashes in. Mom Paula has Angel Sweet Praline in a beautiful box with a himmie figurine on top and little Beignet is in a small urn.

    We really like the frame.

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  53. I would love to have something special for my little Admiral. I will go see what they have. Brought tears to my eyes. My little baby.

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  54. You found the perfect place for Nicki's tattered little box! What a sweet story.

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  55. Dat's so sweet and wunnerful. We's wuld luv tu hav our very own personalized frame tu. Mommy will be checkin' intu da keepsake box, dat wuld be pawsum fur those hoo hav gone afur.

    Wif Much Luv, :D

    Dezi

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  56. Glogirly, Z-girl loved reading your post about Nicki, and it made her happy to know another kitty before Katie and Waff had a wonderful guardian and charmed life.
    She says that she thought of all her kitties who came before the Squeedunk gang, especially since she looked through many family photo albums while packing and moving her mom and dad last year. Pages filled with photos that chronicle lives well lived...
    It's nice to know that Nicki's ashes have a beautiful box to display. We think your new frames are cool too!
    Have a great day, and thanks for sharing your story....from Valentina and the rest of the Squeedunk Cats

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  57. What a wonderful way to remember Nicki! That is a beautiful memento box to go along with a beautiful cat. Thank you for sharing!

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  58. We have a lot of Angels in our furmaly cause Dad is older than dirt. I think this is a wonderfur idea.

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  59. I will tweet about the giveaway, even though I have not got the hang of filling that bit in the form LOL!!

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  60. Just a beautiful story about Nicki. Love your blog.

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  61. I'm sorry for the late comment. I am taking care of our cat Kiki who has severe pancreatitis. It touched me so reading your blog about Nicki. Kiki is struggling and I pray it is not her time yet.

    I have all my babies close to me in their individual personalized urns. I cherish every memory I have of them.

    Debbie, your Nicki was so beautiful. Waffles and Katie, you are so lucky to have such a loving home.

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