I planted a tree today another of my growing forest of Pinion Pines.
I call it therapy; others call it grief.
Every shovel a reminder of the hole that is in my heart.
Every rock an obstacle we had to overcome.
As Cookie lies snugly encased in soft earth with the Pinion to shade her way.
I know her life is without pain, she joins friends gone before.
Rest easy my butterfly.
My therapy is not complete but when the need arises, I stroll through my forest of friends.
They bring calmness to my soul, secure in my faith that they wait for me.
Tomorrow would be my dearly departed boys 11th birthday and I thought about planting a tree for him, but I wasn't sure. Now that I've read your post I've decided I'm going to go ahead and do it tomorrow morning - thankyou
I'm sorry for your Cookie. Your pup looks like a happy one on the picture. I too love your idea of planting a tree to honor him. I've never done it, but all my deceased pets(mainly guinea pigs and a ferret) rest under one to offer his nourishment to another living being.
Just as a note aside... In Santiago (Chile) there is a big park with a zone reserved for the families of organ donors to plant a tree in honor to those who helped another ones to live. It's becoming a nice forest.