So this is random and unrelated to anything else I’ve posted BUT. Every time one of my pets dies (yes, it’s happened FIVE TIMES now with cats alone), I have a funeral service and I force my long-suffering atheist husband to participate, which he gamely does.
Over the course of time, I have collected and cobbled together a funeral service that gives me comfort. I thought it might be helpful to provide it here in case anyone else might find it useful. I typically cut out some prayers to make it shorter, but I am including all of them in case some speak to you more than others. I have given credit when I could find authors.
At the end of the doc is a Euthanasia Prayer I just found, which is very sweet and resonated with me.
A note that this IS a religious service, though it spans several different religions. And it could probably be edited to suit your personal belief system.
If you’re reading this or have found this because you need it, please know I sympathize and understand. May you find comfort in your memories.