Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Memorial Project

As Pirouline was driven to her last resting place that I won't talk about 'cause I don't think it's legal :-/ ... I was telling myself that I have to find a way to "dispose" (I don't like that word) of the animals' body when they pass.

I don't want it to "insensitive". I want it to be something we can see, a place when we can remember but I also want it to be a place where we can go to remember them.

In winter, it's impossible to bury the animals, the soil is deep frozen and it's quite hard to deal with.

I want a place that would be like a sanctuary. A place where I could go and think about them and show them even if death, how important and meaningful they have all been to me.

I am thinking of different ways. If one of you, my dear readers, have a suggestion or a solution for me. Please comment in the comment section.


  1. If you don't mind, I'm going to ask for help for this idea on our blog. I'm going to send some blog love your direction. I figured maybe we could get some more people thinking of ideas for you. My thoughts with you, I know how much you care about all of your animals and pets. Hang in there!

    1. Thanks a million. I would like to receive idea indeed. I am thinking about a bench with pictures hanged there for the three livable seasons ... but I am still thinking. It's hard, but the support is there, so I feel better each step of the way ♥

  2. I'm coming over from 1st man's blog.
    One of my cats and a friend's cat are buried in a portion of a flower garden. I have a St Francis statue there as he is known as the patron saint of animals. You can plant flowers or herbs that remind you of the animal in some way, perhaps by color or scent or shape. Or even by name such as catmint, horstail, etc.
    It's hard losing part of your furbaby family but as long as you have them in your memory they are always with you.

  3. 1st Man suggested I adopt you. I have barn cats too. Also 2 inside chihuahua's. 'they are both older and I do not look forward to their passing. I understand your heart sore. I am a counselor but that makes passing of my furry ones that much more difficult;
    thoughts to you.

  4. Thanks a lot Dindin and welcome here. All 1stman friends are my friends! :)
    Thanks for your kind words, and well ... let's all be strong.

  5. I have 4 crepe myrtles in a corner of my yard. Underneath each rests a kitty. When Grey Kitty passed in a Cold December a few years back, the nurseryman went and got one out of storage for me.