Saturday, July 13, 2013

Our Dog Sprite's Ashes Now Displayed

This morning, July 13, we picked up Sprite's ashes at our veterinarian's office. They provided them in a very nice wooden box with a carved floral design on the top. We had to run some more errands, so we put Sprite's ashes/box on the backseat comforter of the truck, where he usually sat and "took him for a ride."
  When we returned home, we went into our TV room/home office and put them in their resting place. We laid down Sprite's dark-colored blanket/throw  on top of the short bookcase. In late November 2010, Sprite came to us with just that blanket, and it remained his favorite. We used to put it on top of his bed, so he was always used to sleeping on top of it.
  So, we made sure that he would still be "sleeping on top of it" by placing it under his ashes, with a picture that we just enlarged and a new frame we bought today. Next to Sprite's ashes is my (Rob's) first dog, Buzz Wyatt, a Weimaraner who passed as a puppy in February 2005 (10 months before Tom and I met). We bought a new frame for his picture as well. Between the two boxes of ashes are Buzz's two favorite toys: a gorilla and a badger. Sprite never played with toys (apparently he didn't have any growing up, and when we took him in at 14 years old, he wasn't sure what to do with them, so never played with any).
  Now Sprite and Buzz are playing together "on the other side" and resting together on this side - in our house and with our family.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next