Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Special Holiday Tree for Sprite!

Sprite's Holiday Tree with Butterfly
Because our 16 1/2 year old dachshund passed away this past summer we wanted to do something special to remember him this holiday season. Sprite was a funny little guy, who liked to keep to himself and didn't play with toys (he came to us from the rescue just before he turned 14 and wound up have several surgeries and 22 rotted teeth removed). Sprite loved Dolly and Franklin (and was learning to deal with Tyler the terror). He loved his grandma and grandpa (Tom's parents) and stayed there on some weekends.
Our favorite photo of Sprite
  So, this weekend, we bought a small counter-top-Sprite-Sized tree and decorations. Tom surprised me when he topped the tree with a butterfly. Why? Because after Sprite passed we saw yellow and black butterflies following us and our other dogs around. Even friends who read about Sprite's story were followed around or visited by yellow and black butterflies - so that's his sign.
  Every day I look at Sprite's tree this season I know he's around us.
Older blogs on Sprite: All about Sprite
and Sprite's Butterfly!

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