Jul 21, 2009

An overdue visit...

 
This is how I like to remember Zoe and K-8. Having fun and enjoying their lives.

This Saturday the big girls and I headed out to Smoke Rise Farms. I had not been to see Zoe's headstone since it had been installed and wanted to make sure that it looked good. I had figured that we would hit a lake that was near by for some swimming afterwards.
 

The second that we stepped into the cemetery, the girls immediately seemed agitated. Addie looked around at some of the headstones and started barking. It was clear that the girls were very uneasy about being here. It's like they knew what this place was. Once they calmed a bit, we headed to see Zoe and K-8.
 
Zoe's headstone was perfect.

  
Once I was able to gather myself together, we walked around the cemetery so the girls could stretch their legs. It is about a 45 minute drive to get there. This is the spot where I said my last goodbyes to K-8 and Zoe. I like that you can see their resting place in the distance.
On our walk I was looking at the headstones and wondering about the lives of all of these beloved pets.  Some owners clearly wanted share their furry friends with everyone.
  
Since we first came here when K-8 died, I have been drawn to this monkey. Wondering about him and the many adventures that you just know that he had. Also, the impact that he had on someones life for them place this beautiful statue of him here. There is no marker just the statue. But it is clear that he was loved.
This family of cats caught my eye. True pet lovers here, indeed.
 
I just love how you almost get to know them just by reading these. I'm glad they shared them with us.
 
Just when I thought that I didn't have another tear remaining, I saw this memorial for Abby.
 
After we said our last goodbyes we headed to blazer. Addie was trying to get in the back of it before the door was even open! And Addie rarely gets into the blazer with out some coaxing. The second I opened the door, Addie immediately jumped in. Lucie following close behind. I know that they did not enjoy their visit very much, but I am glad that they were there with me.

36 Treats:

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing your visit. I can see how much your Zoe and K-8meant to you. Glad your girls were with you.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tank woo fur inkhluding us with your special tribute to some furry special khanines...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

What a special place for so many loved ones. Thank you for sharing your visit with us.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Checkers said...

thanks for sharing! we're a little misty eyed

Hoover said...

What a special place.

The words on Abby's headstone were so touching,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That's a lovely spot for your pets to rest. A little spooky about Addie's behavior though.

I have a box with Pooh Bear's ashes here in my office and I still take it down to pet it once in a while, over a year later. *Sniff*

Moco said...

The crazy old bat enjoyed your post and the special meaning. I am sure that Addie was feeling all the sadness around her.

Suzuki said...

Hi Guys!
I'm sorry I have not been around much lately but I am glad I was able to read this post. Thank you fur sharing your visit with us.
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx
PeeS - Addie, your bridesdogs collar has not arrived yet but I will forward it on as soon as it does.

chicamom85 said...

I bet Addie didn't like you being sad. We have a friend buried in our back yard and Mommy still cries when we go out there to plant and care for the flowers by it. We are lucky to be so loved in our forever homes.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your visit to Zoe and K-8!
That place sure is special.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Boo Casanova said...

reading this reminds mom of how she wants us to rest when we are gone... there's only one pet memorial in my place. she is already thinking ahead even though i'm sure i have a loooooong way to go.

would like to know who is K8. You've mentioned Zoe before but not sure about K 8. maybe i didn't get to read it.

wet wet licks

Boo

happypitbull said...

Oh... you were strong to go here. I don't think I could have done it. I'm crying a little just looking at your pictures.

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The FOUR Musketeers said...

Thanks for sharing it with us.
We sure miss Zoe a lot !!
Both of their headstone is very very nice. That place is such a nice place, but sadly, we do not have it here I guess.

Dina ... UK said...

I love your monuments to them...

I wonder too....

K-8 and Zoe are resting with loved ones....
I would like to think that is one big play ground...and although unseen they walked around with you....
That is why your pups felt uneasy...

BJ Roan said...

Abby's headstone says it all. I like Dina's theory.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Aw,the headstones and statues for your girls are beautiful. What an amazing place full of tributes to loved pets. Thanks for sharing it with us.
xo

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww sweet girls and Staci!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot for sharing with us that sweet and hard moment with us!!!
Sure Zoe and K-8 meant a lot for you and we know how much you loved them!!!
The stones and the statues are gorgeous....
But the best thing you can do for them is going to visit them...speaking them....bringing with you the special sisters...
Sure Zoe and K-8 will love a lot these moments with you!!!!!!
And about Addie's behavior we're sure that she was feeling all the sadness around her.....
And K-8 and Zoe's spirits near her!!!!!
Zoe and K-8 will be furever in our hearts too!!!!!!
We love you dear friends!!

Bandit's Pack said...

What a special place to visit Zoe and K-8. ♥

Cilly said...

The only sorrow she brought me... was the day she left me.

OK. I think I can stop crying long enough to write this - thank you so much for sharing this with me.

I am rather melancholy - it poured the weekend Mike and I were going to go to Rangeley to scatter Destiny's ashes at Angel Falls, so her ashes are still in a box, on my bookshelf, where I continue to talk to her every day. I think the Universe knows I'm just not ready to let her go just yet... but there will be a day, like yours, where I take my new girl to those special places to remember my Destiny.

HUGS to you - and belly rubs and pats to Lucie and Addie for being so brave. XOXO

Cilly

Fred said...

Interesting that Addie and Lucie didn't like it. I've never been, but there is a coon dog cemetery near where Old Girl grew up. She says it's very touching to see how loved and appreciated the coon pups were.

Clive said...

What a very special place - thank you for sharing it with us.

Take care
Clive

Amber-Mae said...

I think that pet cemetry is just beewootiful! And I like those headstones alot. Very pretty! It looks like K-8 & Zoe are resting in a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing this with us guys.

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GoldenSamantha said...

A beautiful spot for loved ones. Such lovely memorials for K-8 and Zoe. Amazing that Addie and Lucie seemed so tuned it to where they were. Thanks for sharing your visit.
Hugs and Love xo
Sammie

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Thank you for sharing your trip with us.

I'm not surprised by Addie and Lucie's reaction.

Princess Eva

Life With Dogs said...

Oh this one got to me. How sad - but you are kind to share these moments with the rest of us...

Thoughts said...

This is our first time here at your blog and WOW, what a beautiful post. I have never actually been to a pet cemetery but how touching that you buried your beloved there and took your pooches to visit.

This is a great blog, I really like it. Hopefully we can be new friends. Feel free to stop by and visit us sometime, we will definitely be back here to visit you all again!

Wags and woofs and purrs,
Benson, Gibson, Theodore and Sasha

Abby said...

Hi, You Guys...

Thanks for sharing...

We are a little teary eyed here...

Abby xxxooo

An English Shepherd said...

Lovely post & very touching tributes

Wizz :-)

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

A beautiful place. Of course, those beloved souls always live on in our hearts and are with us wherever we go.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Thank you for sharing this and all the beautiful memorials. I know it must have been very sad for you and confusing for the girls but it must be comforting to have a place you can go to 'officially' be with them.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

What a great tribute to K-8 and Zoe and seeing the other pet lovers pets remembered fondly. They bring so much to our lives. Hey wasn't that ice cream day great! We have to find another holiday to celebrate.
norwood

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful and peaceful spot! Thank you for sharing your visit with us to see Zoe and K-8's memorials.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That looks a beautiful place and your monuments are lovely.

Thank you for sharing it with us.

Holly & Zac...XX

Amber and Nala said...

OMD....their statues are pawfect! :) Glad you got to visit and had the girls with you even if they felt a bit uneasy.

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

We've never been to a pet cemetary, so thank you so much for taking us along. Zoe's and K-8's headstones are beautiful. It must have made you so sad but in a way, it brings you closer to your beloved pets. Amazing how the girls sensed something. A very touching post.

xo
Chef

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