|Barked: Sat Dec 6, '08 12:07am PST |
|I've looked at/held the bags containing the ashes from all three of my Goldens. I bought a nice wooden photo-urn when HoneyBunny passed in 2006. When Remo passed this July, I thought it fitting to put his remains in with HoneyBunny, and change the photo to one of both of them. I had planned to get the same type of urn for LuckyLucy when she passed in August, but then our English Bulldog WINston passed in September and time stood still. When I finally contacted the Whippet rescue people that made HoneyBunny's urn, I found they are no longer making urns.
I haven't been able to look at WINston's ashes because I'm really freaked out that they aren't his or aren't all there. The ashes for my three Goldens filled the metal urns they were delivered in--the tops would barely close. At 60 lbs, WINston was at least two-thirds the weight of the Goldens, and very big boned, but when his ashes came back from the same crematorium it was less than a fourth of the amount I expected it to be, and felt "crunchy" through the tissue paper. All my dogs were private cremations, not partitioned or group. I just can't get it out of my head that he's not all there or that I got someone else's pet and someone waiting for a Chihuahua's remains got WIN's. And yes, I know WIN really isn't there, and I believe I will see him again, but this has just freaked me out. I haven't told anyone this until now...
Edited by author Sat Dec 6, '08 12:17am PST
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