With the potential sale of our house pending, the subject has come up of the bittersweetness of leaving behind a home where we have so many happy memories with so many pets. In the summer of 2014 I completed a project here that was very close to my heart – a memorial garden for all of those pets. I am sad to leave that behind, but I will be taking many parts of it with us, and creating a new garden at our new home.
I believe that each of our pets that are buried there, or whose ashes are scattered in that garden, will be going with us. Their spirits and their memories will follow us wherever we physically go. Last week I shared a Throwback Thursday post “Trio” – a special memory of this home and how things have changed here. All of this inspires me to continue to share some of the memories of this home, and the pets that have lived and died here with us.
We had this house built in 1993, and the photos I’m sharing are from our first Christmas here. Back then I was only a cat person, my first dog was soon to come but that hadn’t been decided for sure yet. We brought a different trio than the type I shared last week – a trio of tiger cats.
Miss Bones and her son Don Juan had moved up with us from Massachusetts, and Tasha joined our family when we were renting the house we lived in while building our new home. The rest of the story will be told in photos.
The loss of each of these cats, who were a very, very special group, are memories I want to leave behind. This house has seen a few tragedies. If you are interested in more of their stories, you can click on their names above to read previous posts I wrote about them. My next post in this series will be about my very first dog!