Monday, April 14, 2008

A Best Friend


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN- Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night. Grieve if you will but not for long upon my soul's sweet flight. I now am whole, I am at rest there is no need for tears; as with your love I was so blessed for all those many years. I wait for you my master friend so until, that time I plead. Uplift your heart with what we shared, as 'cherished' memories.


As some of you know in January our beloved 17 year old collie, Max passed away. This weekend it was time to spread his ashes and place him back into the yard that he loved so much.


My husband brought home a gardenia tree to plant in his name.


We cried, we prayed and we said "Welcome home".


We placed him in the soil and planted the tree.


Holly added soil with his food scoop



"Welcome Home Max, Welcome home."

20 comments:

Domestic Diva said...

I'm sorry for your passing. What a great way to honor him though! I've always wondered what I would do with our dogs when they pass (one is getting near). Thanks for sharing.

Rue said...

Listen Missy... if I cry anymore this week, I'm going to be dehydrated! ;)

That was a beautiful tribute to Max and I'm not trying to make light of it, but you had me crying again! Thank you for sharing it with us.

God Bless Max....

hugs,
rue

Sandra Evertson said...

Am so sorry for your loss, but what a lovely thing to do to remember him every time you see that tree.
My Best
Sandra Evertson

Mrs. B said...

I'm so sorry that you lost your sweet doggie. Those four legged friends can bring such joy. But what a wonderful way to honor him. I'm sure that you will always have wonderful memories when you see that spot in your garden!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Oh I have tears running down my cheeks... You wrote the kindest note to me when we lost our Ms. Gizmo several weeks ago. I am so sorry... I'm glad Max is home... what a beautiful tribute to him... Donna

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

So sorry for your loss! Losing an animal can be much like losing a dear family member! That was a wonderful idea, planting the tree and combining Max's ashes. I'm sure that helped everyone deal with the loss a little better! Love the blog on your girls! They are adorable! ...and I can't wait to see when you complete the bedroom! The chandelier was so sweet and beautiful! :) ~Rhonda

Marie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss! What a wonderful way to remember him though.

Picket said...

Ohhhhhh sis what a beautiful tribute to your beloved pet..my own sweet furbaby is over 15 yrs old now and I cannot bear the thought of losing her...I am so sorry...I remember when you first told us about Max..my heart broke for you and your sweet family..I was reminded of a family pet we had when I was growing up....She had been with us forever and I had already married and moved out but I still always visited home all the time and I remember one night after eating supper with my parents..I was doing the dishes and I realized I hadn't fed 'Susie' her supper so I went to the back door to call her and then it dawned on me...I stood there frozen in my tracks as reality slapped me in the face and tears poured down my cheeks...dogs cats, horses,whatever the pet may be...they are a part of our family and forever a part of our hearts...God bless you sweet sis and may it give you great comfort knowing that you had so many years of love and memories with you beloved Max.

Alison Boon said...

Sorry to hear of your sadness.

Susie Harris said...

Im so sorry for your loss. My beloved dog, Drake is sick. Im not sure if he will get better this go round....Susie

French said...

What a wonderful way for the family to chrish his memory;) What a great story sweetie~~God bless~~Lisa;)

Joy said...

I'm so sorry about Max! You have paid a beautiful tribute to your
baby.

Picket said...

Hey sis...so glad you came by..don't you just love it when something calls you? lol I have forced myself to walk away before and the thing will write me a letter!!!!! I had to go back to the store and get it! lol lol What???? It sent it first class..what could I do!? lol

CIELO said...

You have a lovely garden, and I'm sure Max would have love that gardenia tree... what a sweet thing to do.

pd: The house in the roses is having a dessert carnival… come and participate. It promises to be FANTASTIC!!!

cielo

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have often thought about what we would do with our sweet babies when their day comes. As you know we almost had to put Sammie down this week. It was not his time. Praise the lord! I love the idea you have shared with us in your time os sorrow. I hope his memories bring you lots of wonderful memories. Hugs! Terrie

Mary / Mariah said...

I could really feel your loss . I've lost 2 sweet doggies when I was young and still miss them . I'll pray for you and your's . . Pets are so special and loving , to honor your's in this way will mean so much to your family and you as the years go by . Mary

French said...

Hope all is well sweetie haven't heard from you and hoping all is well;) Lisa

Rue said...

Where are you??

daisy cottage said...

Such a beautiful way for a family to honor their beloved pet.... (((hugs)))
God bless you all and Max.


xo,
Kim

Brenda Kula said...

I have a memorial garden outside for my sweet little Pepper who died two years ago. I haven't been able to bring myself to put his ashes out there yet. Just a steel dog sign with his name on it I had custom-designed from www.gardendeva.com. He is still in the little engraved box in my garden room, with his photo atop it. So sad, I know. But still with you in memory.
Brenda