by veterinarywisdom

Dear Veterinary Wisdom,

“We received a ClayPaws memorial when we lost our beautiful 11 year-old, blue Australian Cattle Dog girl, Scout.  She got sick very suddenly (huge mass on her liver).  We took her to Blue Pearl Emergency Veterinary and they made a ClayPaws [Print] of her paw print for us.  It was such a sweet thing to do.  It was such a sad time for my husband and I…she was such a wonderful girl…so much fun.  She made us laugh every day and gave us so much love.  We miss her terribly, as does her breeder.  She had 27 puppies in three litters, so she was such a wonderful mommy.

Scout’s ClayPaws Print.

I inserted this photo of her ClayPaws [Print] and attached her memorial.  You can read Scout’s memorial here. As you can see, she was a pretty girl with beautiful black eyes.  I painted it myself and placed it within a stepping stone we created to go on her grave.”

Linda and Dale Field

Wesley Chapel, FL

Note: While we don’t usually recommend placing our clay outdoors, it sounds like the Fields did their research and used materials that should seal it against the elements.  World by the Tail, Inc. suggests that if you want to put a ClayPaws Print outdoors that you consider purchasing our CopyKit.  With it, you can make a mold of your original print, and from that mold make a copy print to use outdoors.  This way, you have more than one ClayPaws Print should something happen to the one outside.  For more helpful hints like this, visit our website at