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Layla and Beckon Remembered

Discussion in 'Sheltie Angels' started by Chris, Aug 22, 2022.

  1. Chris

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    This last weekend, I attended The Gathering at Sunnybank, onetime home of famed dog story author Albert Payson Terhune. It was my first time there in 17 years without Layla. Sunday morning was the biennial Memorial Service, when scores of beloved dogs and people are remembered, one by one, as a bagpiper plays. Both Beckon and Layla were among those so honored. It was one more step toward healing for me to be in a place where so many folks spoke to me about how much they loved Layla and offered their condolences.

    I buried some of Layla's fur on Lad's grave. The pictures below are of Layla at our first Gathering in 2006 when Layla was 8 months old; Lad's grave today with Layla's fur tucked in a secret spot; and Beckon's and Layla's memorial markers on the hillside.
     

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    A Wonderful Tribute to Layla and Beckon !
     
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    What a unique and wonderful experience. I love the photo of young Layla. I know how awfully much you miss them Chris, and I'm glad you were able to participate in this remembrance.
     
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    What a beautiful memorial to precious dogs and friends. A lovely spot to remember Layla and Beckon, Chris, and for you to heal. :hugs
     
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  6. Piper's mom

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    That is absolutely lovely Chris! I can see how this is another step in the healing process and remembering Layla and Beckon. Such a beautiful place.
     
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  7. Caro

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    Oh Chris, so sad and touching. That's beautiful to have this memorial, but how did you hold up?
     
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    How beautiful!!! What a special way to remember your pups. I am sure it was an emotional day; I hope you are well.
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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  10. Chris

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    I think because Layla and I lived such a complete life together, there was nothing left undone. This was her formal honoring, along with her brother, Colonel Underpants. I was ready -- and I had so much support there with me!
     
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