(Photo via Photoorb -Anders Ek on Flickr)
This past month I've been lucky enough to head two new projects at work, both of them being cemeteries. Sounds morbid to admit that I was very excited, but I've been wanting to work on cemeteries after seeing how difficult it was for my family to chose the "perfect" spot for my dad when he passed away. Would he like it under a tree? Would he like the view of the mountains? Did he want to be on a hillside? It's a very personal, private decision and I've found it's just as personal and sentimental when it comes to our own pets as well. There is a pet cemetery next to the one I'm working on and it chokes me up to see the beautiful memorials and sentiments that people have for their pets. They are just as much a part of our family as humans, and like I've said before there is a connection that sometimes just can't be matched by another human. So, whether we like it or not we have to plan for the inevitable so today I'm including a few links to make that process easier, plus a few more to cheer things up a bit. Tissue please.
- We bought a box from SDI Woodworking for our first dachshund, Pandi and it looks beautiful on our mantel.
- Gizmo has a great review of the new book If I Should Die Before My Dog.
- Did you know that the Presidio has a pet cemetery?
- I can't forget to mention the scariest Stephen King movie ever!
- I'm definitely ordering one of these custom art pieces for each dog!
- I know I keep mentioning the book Speaking For Spot, but it has helped me through a few tough decisions. That decision is snoring right next to me as I write!
- Check your local SPCA to see if they hold Pet Loss Support Groups in your area.
- If you decide to cremate, ask for a private cremation so you know you are getting only the remains of your pet. Here's a post on what you need to know.
On a happier note:
- These are incredible, funny videos to watch, and the blog is great too.
- Amazing dog photographer up in Sacramento!
- This blogger is 17 people! Only 17! I'm blown away.
- This would be a great way to wrap any gift, and a cool way to use those pictures you've been taking!
- Maddie On Things is such a great idea for a photo project!
- I splurged and bought this dachshund scarf. Couldn't resist, plus it was on sale so I really couldn't resist.
- My DIY labeling failed today so I may try this out for the treat jars.
- I really like the Cheap and Chic series from Melissa Loves.