Friday, July 06, 2007

Ashes

We picked up Chatham's ashes from the Vet this afternoon and started crying all over - not that we haven't been shedding tears all along.

Such a small package (we did pay for a private cremation) ... We haven't opened it up yet. Under the neatly wrapped brown paper, it feels like a hinged box. We're still talking about what we'd like to do. I'm sure that we will scatter some of Chatham's ashes, but we're not ready yet, I guess.

We're also looking to donate unused medicine and fluid bags to shelters, if they want them.

Chatham was such a big part of our lives for such a long time, that it hurts that he is gone. I can't tell you how much it has meant to us, knowing that all of you have kept us in your thoughts. It has helped.

22 Comments:

Blogger Max said...

Take your time...You'll be ready when you're ready.

When the Grandparents had their kitty cremated they got a very pretty box...the Woman says that's how it should be, special boxes for special kitties, and Chatham was a very special doood.

7:47 PM  
Blogger TLP said...

Well, as you know, I've still got ashes I'm trying to decide about. Ashes of people: your grandmother, two of your aunts, your brother...No hurry.

8:04 PM  
Blogger Parker said...

You'll know what to do and when to so it. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Purrs.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Daisy said...

My Mommie says that when the cat-who-came-before went to the Bridge, she regretted later on that she did not get the ashes. In time you will know the right thing to do.

8:22 AM  
Blogger momsbusy said...

your heart will let you know what to do and when it is the right time. it will take a long time for the crying to slow and the pain to lessen. we can never forget the unconditional love that our pets give to us. we will be keeping you in our prayers.

6:50 PM  
Blogger Emma's Kat said...

I'm sure it's hard to believe he's gone after 20 great years. And I'm sure you will know when the right time is to honor Chatham by scattering his ashes. You and of course Chatham, remain in my thoughts.

7:36 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

We send you lots of kisses and purrs from our house. We all hope that beautiful memories wash away the pain soon.

11:45 AM  
Blogger The Meezers said...

I have the ashes of Trixie, Norton and Ralph, all in matching boxes, sitting in my entertainment center where I can see them all the time. It's been 5 years for Ralph, 14 months for Norton and 11 months for Trixie, and it still hurts as if it were yesterday for all of them. 20 years is a long long time. - Meezer Mom Mary

Pee Ess - a word of advice, if you open the wrapper, do not open the box to look at the ashes - unless you don't get freaked out by stuff like that.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

You'll know what to do with Chatham when the time comes. No hurry.

There's nothing wrong with keeping him in one of his favorite places, or on a mantel, bookcase or the like. That is what Food Source did with Coco, the One Who Came Before us.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Underfoot said...

We're still thinking of you and wishing you all the best. Purrs!

8:10 PM  
Blogger DEBRA said...

It's best to wait and let time dictate to you what would be best. follow your heart you will do the right thing.

Purrs
♥ аббу ♥

10:46 AM  
Blogger PrincessMia said...

Purrrs and headbutts,

Mia.

8:52 PM  
Blogger Caesar and Princess said...

We hope you can share the unused meds and fluids. We know you have been through so much emotionally... we have been continuing to pray for all of you.

Much love

11:31 AM  
Blogger Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

You'll know what you want to do when you're ready. My mommy had her woofies ashes put into special boxes so they could go with her when she moved. They sit on the mantle at my grandparent's house (where they lived all their lives) because that is their home.
It will always hurt, but after enough time has passed (and everyone is different) the memories will come with smiles as well as tears.
You're in our thoughts and prayers.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Stopping in to share some love. It's been over two months and we can't bear to look at TeaCup's ashes but we have them in a safe place. It will take time and just know you are in our thoughts and purrs and prayers. It hurts and we are here if you want to talk.

Love and Purrs to you

1:04 AM  
Blogger Seis Gatos said...

Its the very first time I visit this blog... and its very sad youve just lost your kitten.. I Know that! Cause i have a precious siamese who I love very much........
All our love to you!
Those 20 years must been grate for Chatham.

xoxo
Cucarañas

PD: sorry for muy english. Soy hispana! PERUANA :P

8:35 AM  
Blogger Gemini said...

It took Momma five years to bury the ashes of one of her cats. You'll know when you are ready.

Purrs.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

We send you lots of kisses and purrayers from Spain.

We miss him too. Kisses.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

Thinking of you.

12:07 PM  
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12:08 PM  
Blogger THE ZOO said...

were so sorry for youre loss. we still have our pups ashes over a year after they died. were waiting to get a pretty box to put them in. take your time. itll take a while.

8:35 PM  
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