Re: hum...now sad...
Cathy - I am SO awfully sorry to hear about your baby!! Don't feel
silly, they'll have to have me committed if anything ever happens to
my angel. Prayers and hugs coming your way!!
On 6/27/05, MyTGoldens@aol.com <MyTGoldens@aol.com> wrote:
> Kitty, that is a sweet idea. I've thrown away gallons of shed fur over the
> years, and never thought of keeping a bit of it that way.
> Sometimes it helps to know that other people grieve as we do, especially
> when it's not obvious on the surface. In a lifetime of dog ownership, I don't
> doubt that our homebred Penny was our family's all time favorite dog. She died
> in January, 2002, so I was surprised one day a few months ago, to find, out
> of the blue, this tribute to her written by my 26 yo son, as his "Away
> Message" on my AOL Buddy List:
> "I remember the day I met our first golden retriever, Rumpel. I was 5 years
> old, but I remember it clearly. He used to sit in his puppy crate under the
> desk, and I sat next to him, talked to him, let him lick my fingers through
> the bars. Rumpel had a wonderful personality. I was very fond of him, but when
> he died I did not cry.
> Akita, Tilly, had a huge heart and a loving soul, but when she died I did
> not cry.
> To this day I still can't look at a picture of Penny without a tear forming.
> She knew me. She understood me. She loved me so much. She made my life
> better every single day she was alive. She was more than just a dog. When I talked
> to her, she talked back. She purred like a cat and loved like a person. I
> cried for Penny. RIP"
> I have a tiny, cute daylily in my planted in my garden, called
> "Pennysworth". And I just got a brand new Hydrangea, named "Penny Mac". Rumpel, who was
> Penny's father, somehow got nicknamed "Doodlebug", and I actually have a
> daylily by that name as well! Maybe it's a silly reason to buy a plant, but, well,
> I'm just silly! My best friend, a veterinarian and gardener, does the same
> thing, so that makes 2 silly people! Usually it's not too hard to find some
> plant with a particular name, especially with the thousands of named varieties
> of such plants as Irises and Daylilies, but I'm not sure about finding
> something named "Nuts"! That's our 16 yo cat, and as for the name, he came with my
> DH, so he's responsible for that!
> I think now is a good time to go outside and plant "Penny Mac".
> Maddy Mason
> Hudson Valley, NY zone 5/6
> In a message dated 6/27/2005 12:02:31 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> Maddy, I felt the tears too while typing. I still have Spot's fur filed
> under Nepeta in Hortus Third.
> - ----- Original Message -----
> From: <MyTGoldens@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 8:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] hum...now sad...
> > Cathy, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Jason. How awful it must
> > been for him with all that suffering, and for you, watching him go
> > it.
> > Most of us have been through the loss of beloved pets, and there seems to
> > so little, if anything, to ease our pain. Society in general doesn't
> > take our emotional attachments to pets that seriously, and while we
> > such awful grief, we have a buried, nagging feeling that we shouldn't
> feel that
> > way. Afterall, it's just a cat! (dog, bird, fish, etc.)
> > Some people find a bit of solace in burying their pets, either in their
> > yards, or at a pet cemetery. I have always had mine cremated, then I
> > whatever plants I can find that have names the same or similar to theirs.
> > I lost my dearly beloved Akita, Tilly, I planted a dwarf Japanese Maple in
> > her honor, and when I moved, I was able to dig it up and take it with me.
> > I better stop now- I can't type through tears. Take time to grieve,
> > and do whatever eases your pain.
> > Hugggs,
> > Maddy Mason
> > Hudson Valley, NY zone 5/6
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