Monday, October 19, 2009

I buried my B-dog today.

I was already missing B. After a terrible weather day yesterday, the sun came out. When I got home, I took my knitting and a chair and took Peanut and M-dog out in the yard. As I sat in the sun, I thought "B would love this weather." Today's weather was perfect big-boxer weather-she got hot so easily because she was so solid. It was 50 degrees and sunny with a breeze. She would have been running around the yard, sniffing the air and checking in with me every two minutes, with that big boxer smile and her tongue hanging out.

I decided... what a perfect day to do it. I brought the box with her ashes and the memorial stone outside. I dug next to the tree where she always used to dig. (I hope I didn't hurt the baby tree and it's roots...) I placed the box down in there and used my hands to cover it up.

The whole time, Peanut was sniffing all around, wondering what I was doing. M-dog stayed on the porch. I wanted him to be a part of it, so I called him over. He sniffed around, and then started digging a little in the dirt. I stopped him, and then turned around to clean up the shovel and the towel I had used to kneel on. When I turned back, this is what I saw:

We just miss her so much. :(









8 comments:

irrationalexuberance said...

That sounds like a lovely, although heartbreaking, way to say goodbye. I'm glad you had some time to do this at a time you think she would have enjoyed. Maybe you could frame the very sweet/ sad photo and keep it somewhere you can see all the time -- it could be another way of remembering her.

c by the sea said...

what a perfect day for you to lay her to rest. it looks like M-dog really knew what was happening too.

michell said...

It sounds like a sad but perfect day for B-dog to "snuggle in" to his new place under the tree. That photo is beyond touching. I absolutely believe that M-dog knew what was going on and is now sitting there protecting b-dog in his new place.

just me, dawn said...

sending you and m-dog a big hug.

Amy said...

That is so sweet. I'm glad you took that opportunity and that M-dog was able to share it with you.

Thinking of you!

"Jay" said...

We took our dogs ashes and spread them at his favorite beach on a perfect sunny day. I am sure B dog is with you in spirit every day. Sounds like you found a perfect resting place.

Lara (NoodleGirl) said...

That photo is so sweet. God, I love dogs.

Condolences, again, to you and M-dog. R.I.P, B-dog.

tootertotz said...

Althoug it is so rough, that picture probably does your heart good. That is love!