@Gemstone: The ornament idea is great.
@GoldfishPie: I was going to recommend something like that too. 🙂
@Grizz – You are sweet for thinking about her. I think mainly just being there will be helpful – your physical presence, shoulder to cry on, & listening ear will be comforting, I’m sure.
If you know the dog and are at all creative, you could write a poem or something – my uncle wrote a really bad but funny poem in my beagle’s honor when she passed away. It somehow helped. Also, when I was 6 my hamster died and I was crushed… to this day I remember how touched I was when my friend Tony drew me a picture of my hamster, lol.
Alternately, you could print one of those rainbow bridge type poems for her.
ETA: I found the poem my uncle wrote for Sadie. I don’t think it has to be great, it’s really the thought that counts.
Ode to Sadie
Sadie was a sweet little beagle
But sometimes she acted more like a seagull,
swooping around, eating trash out of cans, and off the ground.
She had no fear,went after even the biggest deer.
She would come and go as she pleased,
and the only dog I know, who on command, could sneeze.
When she wanted out, she would stand by the door,
after coming in, she could shut the door.
She left peacefully in her sleep,
it will take time to get over,
a special dog, not named Rover
Fond memories there will be of a dog named Sadie,
the fun, silly, rowdy, scary, messy, but all dear,
You are missed,