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A sad job

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by trini, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. trini

    trini Premium Member

    Nov 13, 2013
    upstate NY, USA
    As many of you know, last August through October we lost all 4 of our beloved Shelties, Dakota, Sketch, Simba and Faelee. Many years ago I built a stone wall enclosed pet cemetery on the gentle hill overlooking our old farm pond that over the years became filled with so many precious souls...many were little senior rescues who only had a sadly short time before leaving us. So when we lost Dakota, Sketch, Simba and Faelee I had to take down part of the original stone wall in order to expand the cemetery for their graves. By the time I finished the stone wall addition around their graves it was too late in the season to grass seed. Last week when we had some warm days, I did the sad job of grass seeding over the new graves...a hard reminder of how much we had lost. Even with Laddie coming to join our family, there is still a huge empty place in our home and our hearts from their passing. Missing those who are no longer with us never really ends even though time can hopefully dull the sharpest edges of the pain.
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  2. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2019
    Ontario, Canada
    A peaceful spot.
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  3. Margi

    Margi Premium Member

    Nov 2, 2012
    Corona, AZ
    That is beautiful.
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  4. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    What an absolutely lovely resting spot for your precious dogs. I hope its beauty brings you some solace. You've had more loss than a lot of us put together and it is so hard to bear. I hope the knowledge that you brought so much joy and feeling of safety to so many dogs is a comfort to you, Trini. :hugs
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  5. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

    Mar 29, 2008
    what a beautiful memorial:yes:
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  6. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

    Aug 28, 2011
    Grosse Pointe, Michigan
    I wish I had the ability to put into words as eloquently as you do Sharon! You wrote everything I felt by reading Trini's post.

    How heavy our hearts are when they leave us. The most beautiful memorial Trini!
    Their memories remain in your heart and soul always.
    Blessing to you and your dearly departed Dakota, Sketch, Simba and Faelee. Running free together healthy and whole over Rainbow Bridge!
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  7. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Moderator

    Jun 26, 2015
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Oh my goodness Trini that is just so sad...sad the loss you suffered over the last year but beautiful the memorial you’ve built for all the dogs you’ve lost. Your stone cross and slab are so incredibly touching it brought many tears to my eyes, I can only imagine how difficult it must’ve been for you.
    Hugs to you and your family:hugs:hugs:hugs
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  8. Sandy in CT

    Sandy in CT Premium Member

    Aug 5, 2018
    Oh my what a beautiful resting spot for your loved ones! Cannot imagine your loss nor the pain of working in the area when the loss is still so new and raw, but you've done an amazing job on their final resting spots. Loved in death as much as in life.
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  9. Ann

    Ann Moderator

    Feb 25, 2008
    Trini, I can't imagine a more beautiful resting place for your precious souls. You've done a lovely job with them, just as you did in life. The pain of losing so many so close together must be overwhelming, and lasting. I hope you find some peace and comfort in this lovely spot. Many hugs and love. :hugs
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  10. KarenCurtis

    KarenCurtis Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    It's beautiful ❤
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