Aug 28, 2016

Remembering All The Wonderful Dogs in Our Lives


Thank you, Amber, for letting me take over your blog on this very special day.

Over the years we have shared our home with so many very special dogs.  Each one of them takes a big part of our hearts when they are called to the Rainbow Bridge.  But each one fills that hole with so many wonderful memories......memories we will always cherish.

We recently got settled in our new home after watching it being built for nearly a year.  One of the first things we did was re-locate our "Memory Shelf".


Beginning in 2009 I designed a Keepsake Box for each pup who began their journey to the Bridge.




Each box contains their collar and some of their fur.


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In 2001 we started a Memorial Garden in the yard at the old house.  When we had the new house built, we knew we couldn't leave the Garden behind.  So we re-located our Memorial Garden as well.  We completed the move just a week ago.  All the headstones were moved but I still have seven more to design and order to complete the Garden .








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I know all my furbabies who have been in my life over the last 67 years are waiting for me at Rainbow Bridge.


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We also remember all our friends who have left during 2015 and 2016.




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A special thank you to Deb Barnes of
for organizing this event.


41 comments:

Emma said...

I love the memory box idea. We still have all of Katie's things but Mom is too sad to do anything with them yet, but we like good ideas. Hugs to all who have lost furry family members.

Mark Muller said...

your memorial garden is beautiful.... and I like the ideas with the collars in a box. I think I will put frosty's collar in a box too... it's in my bed chest... and always when I look for something there and see the collar my tears are running for hours...

Marty the Manx said...

I love both your memory boxes and your lovely garden. What wonderful ways to remember.

Marg said...

Wow, that is so wonderful that you moved all the headstones and all the memories. Like you, we have lots of memories of all our doggies and kitties and horses and donkeys that have left us. The memory boxes is such a great idea. What a great way to remember them all.

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful and loving post and OMCs the memorial wall and garden are breathtaking. With it being my sis' bday mom kinda forgot about today but she just put one up for the babes in our family. One of the kitties was sis's 21st bday present
Hugs madi your bfff and mom

Deb Barnes said...

This is such a beautiful post and you've really touched my heart with how you honor your lost pets. RIP to them all - may they forever remain in your heart. Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

The Florida Furkids said...

What a great idea. We have collars from our Angels but never thought to put them in a box. Each is cremated and it would be easy to do. The memorial garden is fabulous too.

The Florida Furkids

Jeanne Foguth said...

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Erin the Cat said...

So many memories, so much love and life shared. A lovely garden you have created for them all. Thank you for sharing these lovely memories and friends. purrs ERin

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is a beautiful way to remember your furbabies.

Molly and Mackie said...

Your memorial garden is just beautiful. We bet each one of your special angels is smiling down on you today♥

Sweet William The Scot said...

So many we hold in our memories.
Sweet William The Scot

The Daily Pip said...

I LOVE your memory garden and memory shelf. Also, loved that you took it with you when you moved - but of course, with your huge heart, I knew you would. We have a little garden for Pip. I'm still looking for the perfect Yorkie statue for it.

Ann Adamus said...

Your pets are among the most blessed, most loved ever ... Linda, you are so special! Your garden, your memory wall ~ just beyond beautiful. I am without adequate words ...

speedyrabbit said...

OMB thats just beautiful,xx Speedy

Dolly theDoxie said...

Goodness mom is such a slacker! She only has urns of her last 3 kitties and she regrets not having Danny's. With cats there wasn't a whole lot to save but I know she'll do something special for me, like you did for all your babies. Love Dolly

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

LOVE it<3 such precious. Golden Thanks for sharing. Golden Woofs SUGAR

Kitties Blue said...

Your garden is so perfect. What an incredibly wonderful place to sit in peace and remember. Are those all the woofies in your life in the final graphic? That is amazing. I also love the shelf you did. Thank you for sharing these with us. We know all your past and current furry friends will remain in your heart always. Hugs, Janet

LBJ said...

What a beautiful and loving thing you did by building that garden. So many memories there.

Murphy said...

OMD! What a beautiful way to remember and honor our fur family members!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Jans Funny Farm said...

Wat a wonderful idea to have a memory shelf for each dog and a memory garden. Can only imagine it was a lot of work to relocate it.

Casey said...

What wonderful memorials for your furbabies! We have memorial stones for Cinderella and Scribbles too. Momma and I hope we don't have to add any more for a LONG time.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That memorial garden is fantastic, such a good way to trigger those happy memories.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

I love the memorial wall and garden. I may borrow the idea for the wall. Joining you in remembering those we loved most today.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are so very impressed and touched by your memory wall and garden! We wish we had done the same for our Angels.

Beautiful post for your beloved furries on this very special day of remembrance.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Millie and Walter said...

What wonderful tributes you keep for all your Rainbow Bridge babies. We love that you relocated your memory garden to your new home.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Beautiful sweet tribute and remembrance of your precious babies.

Cathy Keisha said...

*head bowed* to remember those who left way too soon. xoxo

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

You have the best pet memorial I have ever seen. Both of them are beautiful.

Louis the Blogging Dog said...

This was a beautifur post. It really touched Mimi's heart. So wonderfur that you could move the garden.
Your furend in Vncouver,
Louis Dog Armstrong

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I have got to pay better attention, because I've missed a few of your posts. I'm so glad I didn't miss this one. How beautiful are your memory boxes and your garden. There could not be a better way to remember and pay tribute to those we love at the bridge.

Dory and the Mama said...

What a beautiful memorial garden and a loving tribute!!

Sketching with Dogs said...

I love your shelf and your memorial garden.
Elliot and Cricket x

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! You have a lot of angels! We have a spot on the cabinet where we keep our angel ashes and mementos.

Christine said...

This post is so beautiful. We recently lost two horses, and your heart warming garden has given us some remembrance ideas for our babies.

KB Bear said...

I love how you keep your memories, with the memory shelves and the the memory garden. I'm so glad that you were able to move the garden. It must make your new place feel truly like home.

Peaches and Paprika said...

Aw what sweet and creative memory boxes with the collar and furs. OMC!! And we luv the memory garden too. You have created a beautiful remembrance! Blessings to all your loved furry ones, here and departed!

Lovable Lily said...

Beautiful job on the wall and garden. Mommy's crying just looking at it.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Auntie Cheryl said...

Oh Linda, that is such a beautiful memory garden and will be so much easier to care for. Just love it!

Dash Kitten said...

We remember you from your kind sponsorship when Bootise needed help! We are so glad you have settled into your new home. The memorial wall looks the most moving thing ever and we love your garden!

Happy Memorial Sunday, and it's good to catch up.

Forty Paws said...

What a wonderful garden, and your wall is so precious for all of your fur babies!

Thank you for your kind words about G.T.'s crossing over. He is truly missed here at Forty Paws.