I Will Always Walk With You Animal Sympathy Card

Animal Sympathy Cards, I Will Always Walk With You

Text reads:
I will always walk with you.

This line of 5″ x 7″ sympathy cards for pet loss is:

  • printed on 14 pt. card stock
  • includes a matching envelope
  • packed in a clear-top white cardboard greeting card box

Sympathy cards assort with all other 5″ x 7″ greeting cards (except custom printed cards) for a quantity discount.

Cards are blank inside but can be customized with your message for an extra charge.

About the artwork

I call this design one of my “non-denominational” sympathy cards that doesn’t feature a cat or any animal at all, only pawprints next to my footprint on my stone path. If you know animal tracks this print is obviously a domestic cat’s print, but pawprints are universal in our language of animals with paws.

I took this photo one June morning in 2009, less than two weeks before I lost Namir, who along with Cookie spent time out in the yard with me every morning in those years. I remember turning around and seeing these prints on that flagstone as the three of us walked along the path, and hurrying to get the photo before the prints began to dry in the sun. The memory was so strong and I immediately began to form the final title of the image even before I knew what I’d do with it. I remembered it daily, knowing that Namir’s heart couldn’t hold out much longer. It was one of the first designs I visualized when I decided I really would go ahead and design the Animal Sympathy Cards.

Ironically, I had always thought it was Namir’s pawprint but just a couple of years ago I looked through the photos from that morning and realized it was probably Cookie’s. That would be more typical because Cookie was my guardian and followed or preceded me everywhere. But she has gone to prowl the big back yard of eternity with Namir and several of my other feline family, and the pawprint represents that wonderful time with the three of us, and by extension all of us.