Just wondering what other's have kept from a pet they've lost. I'll just start with Shiloh. I had got him this Eeyore pillow when I went to WDW. When I purchased it I was worried that maybe it was too big. I'm so thankful I bought it, Shiloh would carry that pillow all over. He'd get it every time he laid down and put his head on it. That's the treasure I have from him.
From Shoshi I have her little travel pillow. On our road trips she would be in the front passengers seat. I noticed she was laying her head on the armrest when she slept and I thought that couldn't be very comfy. So I got her a little travel pillow and we used it on every trip. She seemed so much happier with her head on the pillow. I also have a special toy that I held back. She passed before The Holiday but I had already bought her presents. They ended up being distributed but I held back what I know would have been her favorite.
From Eli I have the blankie I crocheted for him for the holidays. I also have his shoes but I don't know if I'll ever be able to look at them. His stuff still makes me cry.
Other than that I have collars and I lifetime of wonderful memories. And three sets of paw prints for each. Two when they were here, the other with their passing.
All of the above are some of my most cherished items.
I hear you loud and clear. Every time I come here I end up sobbing over Eli. I miss him so much. I see his little face in my mind, but he's not here. It's awful. I think I've taken his loss harder than any other pet. It's not that I loved him more, I think its because he was so much of my life.
Oh yeah-the stool! Great idea! If it is sturdy enough. He is still a chicken on some thing LOL The box is big enough to get all 4 feet on it for good balance. The stool would be perfect though for simple trips. Thank you!
I have a bad habit of doubting myself and my ability to do right by these two. Thank you for your encouragement I am looking forward to seeing how Gypsy does as she gets older. I can't imagine life being any kind of mellow for a few years LOL
I use the feeding instructions as guide, but I watch the dog's weight. A vet told me years ago that they must figure the feeding instructions for sled dogs or something. He aid what the instructions say are generally more than the average dog needs.