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Kelly, you may want to inform the nursery what the tree is for. Many nurseries will give a discount for ... When I look at the growing tree with all it's strength and beauty I always think of my dear Murph.

actually, this is even better. the tree is a very old japanese maple belonging to my grandmother. she offered it to me the day before Mo died, because she "didn't have room for it in her garden anymore". we'll move it when the leaves drop.
so it will be sentimental in more ways than one.
-kelly
Since I'm into roses, I choose a special one to plant over the grave in my Pet Cemetary.

A friend who just lost a dog got permission to plant a lily in the yard of the vet's office where Yuno was euthanized outdors. It was a gesture I could understand. I started thinking about what plant I would choose for my elderly dog, when she goes. Rafiki is definately a wild rose.
Lynn K.
Two things. 1) Memories and photographs. 2) The donation of ... be donated to LSU for the further study of hemangiopericytoma.

Thats lovel, and brave, Terri.

I'm uncomfortable with the thought that I'm
being noble somehow.
And it's certainly not bravery that shapes my behavior in this.

Right now I view two of my crew's time with me in a matter of months and not years anymore.
It just about brings me to my knees at times if I allow myself to dwell on it.
I just have a different idea of death,I think.
To me,once the spirit leaves the body,what's left is just a dead flesh body.What happens to it is of a matter of no concern. I guess you could call it practicality on my part in the way I view death.
If my body or the body of a pet can help others,then by all means,use it. It's certainly not much use to the deceased. What does matter to me is that I remember
the living person or pet in my memories,photographs, talking about it,telling stories about them.
In that ascpect,I'm incredibly sentimental.
Terri
Since I'm into roses, I choose a special one to plant over the grave in my Pet Cemetary.

A friend who just lost a dog got permission to plant a lily in the yard of the vet's office ... what plant I would choose for my elderly dog, when she goes. Rafiki is definately a wild rose. Lynn K.

Lynn and there are some beautiful wild roses/antiques from 1800's that thrive
with no care. You would be happy and if chosen carefully it would live for many many years. A wild rose would be a nice memorial.

Gwen
Right now I view two of my crew's time with me in a matter of months and not years anymore. It just about brings me to my knees at times if I allow myself to dwell on it.

Terri I am so sorry to read this and can really not believe it. I hope with all hope that you do have years and not just months to come.
I just have a different idea of death,I think. To me,once the spirit leaves the body,what's left is just a ... the living person or pet in my memories,photographs, talking about it,telling stories about them. In that ascpect,I'm incredibly sentimental. Terri

What wonderful thoughts above.
Gwen
What sorts of memorials comfort you? Why?

None. I don't do death well. I have an unopened folder of deaths labeled "to do" filed in the dusty back of my brain. I don't even keep death anniversaries. (Well, my mom's - kind of hard to forget when a person dies two days before Christmas).
It's been 4 years since Holy died, and somewhere in the house is his collar. That's all I kept. And if I come upon the collar, I will quickly stow it somewhere out of sight again.
Yea, I know... have to open this folder and deal with it some day... :}

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I just have a different idea of death,I think. To me,once the spirit leaves the body,what's left is just a ... matter of no concern. I guess you could call it practicality on my part in the way I view death.

I feel this way intellectually. Emotionally, I cannot part with Rexer's ashes. I have no appropriate place to sprinkle them and I have decided he will be buried with me some day.
My own body, I don't care what happens to - if its good for science, that would be ok.
I'm uncomfortable with the thought that I'm being noble somehow. And it's certainly not bravery that shapes my behavior in ... years anymore. It just about brings me to my knees at times if I allow myself to dwell on it.

Aw I get all teared up just reading this. I know its inevitable - well my brain knows - but my heart has 'em going on forever.

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I just have a different idea of death,I think. To ... practicality on my part in the way I view death.

I feel this way intellectually. Emotionally, I cannot part with Rexer's ashes. I have no appropriate place to sprinkle them and I have decided he will be buried with me some day.

Yeah - I felt almost apologetic when I asked for my GSD's ashes. She was the first dog I had to deal with directly. It didn't fit my scheme of sense. And it still doesn't but I've still got a mini mausoleum. Sigh
My own body, I don't care what happens to - if its good for science, that would be ok.

Me too

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