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Re: hum...now sad...

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] hum...now sad...
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 13:16:34 -0600
  • References: <14960984.1119891607168.JavaMail.root@sniper11>

We have a small daylily named Bugs Hugs here that could fit the bill as
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <MyTGoldens@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>; <gardenchat-digest@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] hum...now sad...

> Kitty, that is a sweet idea. I've thrown away gallons of shed fur  over
> 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
> doubt that our homebred Penny was our family's all time favorite dog.  She
> in January, 2002, so I was surprised one day a few months ago, to find,
> 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
> old, but I remember it clearly. He  used to sit in his puppy crate under
> desk, and I sat next to him,  talked to him, let him lick my fingers
> the bars. Rumpel had a wonderful  personality. I was very fond of him, but
> he died I did not cry.
> Our
> 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
> 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
> thing, so that makes 2 silly people!  Usually it's not too hard to find
> plant with a particular name, especially  with the thousands of named
> 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,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Maddy, I  felt the tears too while typing.  I still have Spot's fur filed
> under  Nepeta in Hortus Third.
> Kitty
> - ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <MyTGoldens@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>;  <gardenchat-digest@hort.net>
> 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
> have
> >  been for him with all that suffering, and for you, watching him  go
> through
> > it.
> >
> > Most of us have been through the  loss of beloved pets, and there  seems
> be
> > so little, if  anything, to ease our pain. Society in general doesn't
> really
> > take  our emotional attachments to pets that seriously, and while  we
> endure
> > 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
> own
> > yards, or at a pet cemetery. I have  always had mine cremated, then I
> plant
> > whatever plants I can find  that have names the same or similar to
> When
> > I lost my  dearly beloved Akita, Tilly, I planted a dwarf Japanese Maple
> > her  honor, and when I moved, I was able to dig it up and take it with
> >
> > I better stop now- I can't type through tears. Take time  to grieve,
> Cathy,
> > and do whatever eases your pain.
> >
> >  Hugggs,
> > Maddy Mason
> > Hudson Valley, NY  zone   5/6
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