Thursday, September 19, 2013

Maxie's Tombstone Marker

We live way out in the country. There's very little commerce in our county except for pine tree harvesting, a grocery store or two and a pharmacy. So, Tuesday we drove 50 miles to The Big City of Brunswick to go to my favorite concrete statue store, Concrete Creations. I was looking for that special something that was 'just right' for Maxie's grave. Today, my sweet husband, painted the formerly all gray concrete marker in honor of our little puppy.


I know, I know. All this really is helping with the grieving process. And I am getting better. Really I am. I'm not crying as often and amazingly have started looking at different types of puppies on-line. The next dog will not be a miniature schnauzer. I do adore 'mini's' but they are way too much maintenance for an O.F. like me. [ha ha] I need something that doesn't require grooming and probably around 20-25 pounds. But a purchase of another dog is many months away, I'm sure. It's still too soon.

Anyway, didn't he do a splendid job!? Since there are other pet graves under our big oaks now (I can't believe we've been here over 20 years now!) he said he would also refurbish those.

He's such a wonderful man. I treasure him more every year.

Hope y'all are having a good week and looking forward to an equally happy weekend.

~ Ride Safe ~
Sparky

6 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

It's just perfect. Hubby did a great job. Keeping you in my prayers.

Margaret Andrews said...

Oh, Sparky, I'm so sorry for your loss. And that paint job is beautiful. I have to admit, you threw me for a minute at the beginning because I thought, people have "favorite concrete statue stores"? Having never been to one, I didn't realize there were so many to have a "favorite". Anyway, as time helps lessen the pain for you, I hope you find some solace in a new pet, whoever it ends up being. XOXOXO

Jackie said...

A beautiful memorial to your beloved pet. I'm so sorry to read about his passing. We do love our pets like family.
Thank you for your visit to my blog.
As you know, I am a South Jawja gurl. You probably didn't know that we also have something else in common: my husband has had several Harleys. So, I've done my time on the back of one (not my favorite place to ride...I don't care what anyone says...They are uncomfortable for the passenger over a long distance...at least on my rear end, anyway! :)) ) After his accident (a car turned in front of his 1 week-old new Harley)...that put him in the hospital, our daughter begged him to not buy another one, and he has honored her wishes. But, each time he hears one pass by, I know that he misses his.
Anyway...didn't mean to go on and on. Just wanted to say "hello"....and thank you for visiting me. I'll be back.
Hugs and blessings on you and yours,
Jackie

linda eller said...

It is a very hard thing to get over - if one ever does. Your hubby did do a great job with the tombstone. Hope your day and weekend are happy.

Simply Linda said...

Steve is def. a keeper my friend! We sure love you both. Blessings

Lanny said...

Nice work indeed. I'm so sorry, it is hard to loose a buddy that is sure. Even though here on the farm we have had lots and lots of buddies it doesn't get any easier, I have lots of markers (none as lovely as your's however) that we trim around and remember the little (or really really large) friend and server that we had the privilege of knowing.

When you are ready, you really should consider Rat Terriers, not as hyper as reported (Jack Russells are for sure) and they are such a southern dog, perfect for a southern girl. We've had Martin for nearly ten years, and he is one of the easiest to care for dogs we've had.