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This line of sympathy cards for pet loss are 5" x 7" , printed on 14 pt. card stock and include a matching envelope, packed in a clear-top white cardboard greeting card box. Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message (please convo on Etsy). Most are feline cards because that's the greatest amount of material I have, though I do have one canine card and one that could suit any animal.

I have also found that people use these cards for human sympathy or even for "thank you", "thinking of you" and even romance, especially for those who share a love for animals. Loss is about love, and when I designed these I focused on that love instead of the pain.


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• Cookie Looks at Me
- tortoiseshell cat face, "No other eyes will look at you in quite the same way again."

• Kelly Twice
- tortoiseshell cat in silhouette, "The sweetest memories often come in quiet moments."

• Peaches Naps
- dilute calico cat sleeping in sun, "They find a comfortable spot in your heart to live in forever and ever."

• Lucy Makes the Bed
- black cat on bed, "Remember the best moments with love and joy."

• Mr. Sunshine's Eyes
- black cat face, "No other eyes will look at you in quite the same way again."

• Sally in Speckles
- long-haired white cat in sun, "Remember the beautiful moments from all those years together."

• Tea With Peaches
- dilute calico cat with teapot, "Remember the beautiful moments from all those years together."

• Tika Therapy Dog
- tan and white dog looking up, "No other eyes will look at you in quite the same way again."

• Lucy in the Morning
- black cat on pink and gray and white rug, "Always in your heart."

• Late in the Year
- black and white photo of gray cat sleeping, "They find a comfortable spot in your heart to live in forever and ever."

• Walk With You
- wet pawprints and footprint on stone, "I will always walk with you."

• Watercolors
- watercolor background with text, "They leave their mark on us, don't they?"

• Set of 12

As an artist I turn my emotions into creative output. Thus it is with the grief I've felt at the losses of my cats through the years. After receiving many sympathy cards I realized that not too many are focused on the loss of an animal companion, and I vowed to create a line of sympathy cards drawn on my own experiences that would feature photos and paintings of my cats and others' animal companions as well as artwork and photos not focused on any species.

Each of the cats depicted here was or is one of mine and the dogs are ones I've come to know through friends and art customers. I am currently working on more dog images; I take the use of an animal's image in one of my designs very seriously and while I have many lovely photos and have been offered many more, I feel I need to know my subjects before I use their image.

My cats have no choice, especially "if they like to eat" as I always tell them when they roll their eyes about being my models.

Shipping is included in the price so that I could set shipping for both individual cards and the full set. Shipping inside the US will be Priority Mail, outside of the US will be parcel post.
Portraits of Animals

Animal Sympathy Cards

$3.50 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: white envelope, clear top stationery box, 12 pt card stock
  • Feedback: 133 reviews
  • Ships from United States to select countries.