Shock. Devastation. Aching Heart. Emptiness. Heartfelt Smile. Laughter.
"These are a few of the emotions felt when we lose our companion animal. Often it is not until they are gone that we realize the deep emotions attached to our furry friends.
Back in 2004, Michelle was open to honoring the loss of a beloved dog with one of her beautiful glass pieces to commemorate the unique bond between a dog and family members. The love that goes into creating a piece of art that encompasses the ashes of a precious pet, can only be done by Michelle. She understands the powerful human animal bond, and ensures that the cremains of our beloved animals is treated with honor and respect.
Most people think of the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) as a place to find their new best friend. For others, it is a place that provided a meaningful end of life service through cremation. A beautiful way to honor the love of a beloved pet is through a Soulbursts glass piece that is as unique as the relationship one had with their pet. HSCO was the first to offer Soulbursts, and Michelle has generously donated a portion of orders through HSCO cremation services. As of June 2020, Soulbursts has donated $4,200 to support the programs and services at HSCO to help homeless animals.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve or to find closure; it is a deeply personal decision. Some people want to scatter the ashes in a special location or tuck them away in a private spot, while others want to display the ashes in a hand blown art glass piece to remind them of their beloved friend.
The sheer, organic beauty of a Soulbursts enables one to grieve and celebrate the life of a companion."
Lynne Ouchida, Community Outreach Manager, HSCO