This is going to be a new opener for me…
“I saw this thing on Facebook…”
I’m usually a Pinterest plagiarist, but this one was too good not to do.
The status showed how someone had dropped off a bucket of tennis balls to a beach somewhere with a sign on top saying it was in memory of their dog.
What a generous tribute to your best friend.
I’ve mentioned (probably a hundred times now) that we lost two dogs in 2013 – so this idea really called to me. I have their ashes, I have photographs, but there was something about this dog tribute that pulled at my heartstrings and memories.
Unfortunately, there’s no white sand around here…
So we did a winter dog tribute so we could take advantage of the white snow.
This was a silhouette I did of my fur-babies a couple of years ago.
Dunnigan McDoogle was our Old English Sheepdog and Memphis-Belle was our Golden Retriever. I don’t think anyone could love their dogs more than I loved my “dumb and dumber” (written with the greatest affection).
Isn’t that funny – I’m just noticing now how the photocopy almost looks like it has a halo around it? 100% fitting.
We have a few off-leash dog parks in town.
One in particular is close by and Lacey just LOVES to go to.
Seemed like a good place to drop off our dog tribute – especially since Memphis and Dunnigan often played there.
Our dogs would have destroyed these frisbees in about 10 minutes.
The dogs at the park might as well, but at least they’ll have fun while they last.
I’d say our tribute to Memphis and Dunnigan was a success?
Lacey wasn’t quite fast enough to keep up – but she gave it her all!
Beyond the gravestones and paw prints, if you’d like to do a dog tribute – your local animal shelter should be your first stop for donations (we did this also). The dog park was just an additional treat.
My heart still cracks thinking about my babies – but seeing the other dogs play with their new toys does help numb the wound.
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Have a great one!