Story Behind the Tag

Fur Babies Are Family Too

My original idea for a Tiny Tags necklace was a Gold Skinny Bar Necklace with my husband’s, daughter’s and son’s names.

Then it occured to me that their company name, Tiny Tags, would actually make a better fit for two other names very near and dear to my heart.

In November of 2018, a week before Thanksgiving, we lost our smallest fur baby, Raven. I had grown very close with Raven, who was actually our daughter’s pup. Needless to say, it was a very rough day for me/us. While I was extremely heartbroken, my main concern was Vaeh, who was only 5 years old at the time. I questioned myself, “How do I explain this to a little girl who is only 5?”  In the end, I just told her the truth. I cried, she cried, but she understood. She took it much better than I thought she would, and I honestly believe it’s because I told her the truth. She still talks about things Raven would do from time to time and it melts my heart.

In January of this year, a week before my husband’s birthday, we lost our biggest and, at that time, only fur baby, Zeus. That day was completely opposite from the tragic day back in November.  Zeus was a lot bigger than Raven and let’s just say, he was a fighter. Zeus is now buried beside Raven in our backyard where they used to play together. Seeing that in writing is still very hard.

After already placing my order, I realized whose names I wanted, no – needed, on that necklace.  Fur babies are family too, and Raven & Zeus will always hold a special place in our hearts. I emailed Tiny Tags back to ask if I could make a last minute change on my necklace. Kate, their lovely media specialist, suggested, “How about we put your husband’s and kids’ names on the front, and your fur babies names on the back with hearts in between.”

Matt Vaeh Nathan

Raven Zeus

Honestly, I was blown away. With tears in my eyes, I emailed them back to thank them and say, “YES THAT WOULD BE PERFECT!”  I was so happy.

I received my Tiny Tag box in the mail and as I opened it, joy filled my heart.  I am in love with my necklace. These last few months have been strange without Raven running around and even quieter without Zeus. The hole in my heart is now filled with love and remembrance thanks to Tiny Tags.