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Zeeder is gone

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Last week his wobbler's flared so bad that he lost function of his front legs as well as his hind legs. He did regain about 50% of his front leg function, but his hind legs just weren't improving. His breathing became irregular and we knew it was time. Friday afternoon we said goodbye to our dear puppy. I pick up his ashes this week. Anyone have ideas what to do with his ashes? I'd like to do something special with them. A nice urn? I heard of people who make a garden stone with their pet's remains....I'm not sure about that.

I miss him so much. He was the first puppy Athena delivered from her first litter. I remember at 2am in the morning bending over and picking up a wet, bubbling mess and thinking, "WHAT is this!!" Then it dawned on me and downstairs we went to the whelping box. That was my introduction to that sweet silly boy we named Zeeder. I had never held or seen a newborn pup before him. He was very special to me.

He was always a happy boy with a smile.

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Im sorry for your lose and the hard decision you had to make. As for the ashes, I think when its sarges time I will probably bury them and create a small memorial garden or something.
I'm so sorry, I can feel your pain my friend..I'm so sorry for your loss.
Thank you for the comforting words. I've thought about burying his ashes and creating a memorial garden for him.
I'm sorry for the loss of your beautiful, beautiful boy. I think that the idea of a memorial garden is a good idea. You're obviously a gardener, with all of those daffodils in the background, so why not bury Zeeder's ashes in your garden?
My boy, Seamus, died last year and his ashes are in an urn, buried in the back of a closet. I'll get them out - when I feel really strong - and bury the urn under some wonderful flowering thing like a dwarf lilac or a few clematis. The flowers will remind me how beautiful and full of life he was.
I'm so sorry for your loss!

What a sweet face!

A memorial garden would be wonderful!
Beauty and life to honor beauty and life....

Run free at the bridge Zeeder
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Awww, he was just a baby! How heartbreaking. I'm very sorry, how brave of your to let him go peacefully.
I'm so sorry to hear this
RIP sweet Zeeder
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How tragic, he was so young. I'm so sorry you lost your beautiful boy, my condolences to you and those who loved him.
Run free at the Bridge Zeeder!
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a handsome boy and how touching that you knew him from his very first adventure. What a start!

There are companies that can take ashes and make them into jewelry, they blow some glass and mix the ashes into the new glass, it looks really cool. Here's one:

You can even have them made into a diamond and have it put in a ring or pendant. There is one artist I found who makes a beautiful lantern which is also an urn and you can have your pet's photo put on the glass of the lantern and it's translucent and you put a candle behind it. It's really beautiful, I could look up that link if you like. It's custom made.

I just keep all my departed ones on my bookshelf.
I cry with you, so sorry for you loss.
Zeeder was a special boy.

We plant trees where our puppers are buried.
Here is another site that may help you decide what to do with his ashes.
I am so very sorry for your loss, He was such a beautiful boy and I bet he had a heart of gold. As far as the ashes, I tend to like planting them in a memorial garden or maybe by his favorate tree. Strongheart had some good ideas too. Whatever you choose, I hope you find comfort in his memories.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute to your handsome boy.

All of us here know how much this hurts. You have our sincere sympathy.
I am so sorry for your loss. When my pets die, they are buried on a hillside on our property. I have a huge bolder there, that I have glued a pet memorial stone for each pet (look on line for places that make them). I also have 100's of daffodils in this area, so every spring I can see all the color.
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I am so sorry for your loss.
Thank you all for taking time to give my family your sympathies. I haven't picked up his ashes yet. I don't even know how long it takes. I didn't ask.

I got a sympathy card in the mail from the vet. She is so thoughtful.
Sorry about your loss. I think a garden stone is a beautiful idea to remember him.
I'm so sorry for your loss, too!


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