Monday, May 17, 2010

Final resting place.......

Some of you may remember that I lost my faithful friend, Banjo, last June. There is not a day that goes by that I do not miss him at my side as we went about our routine everyday. . He left his mark on this farm and we all miss him still. We opted to have him privately cremated and he has been resting atop our big entertainment center, waiting for exactly the right spot to place his ashes.

Steve and my kids gave me a beautiful red maple tree as a mother's day gift. We celebrated yesterday as Steve has been away for a couple of weeks. We all, as a family, decided where to plant the tree and also decided it would make a perfect resting place for Banjo. It sits on our south lawn, and I can see it from both of the dining room windows which is where I spent most of my time when I'm inside. We spread his ashes in the soil and know that he will be watching over us everyday.

It's a great feeling to know he's at peace and not suffering. It's also a peaceful feeling to look out the window from my rocker and feel his presence around our tree and bring to a close that sad time in my life.



13 comments:

Sharrie said...

Rest in Peace, Banjo.

Callie said...

Beautiful resting place for Banjo. Peace.

threecollie said...

What a perfect idea...very lovely...

Nancy K. said...

That is the most perfect tribute to Banjo that I can imagine! I love that he'll always be close to you and looking over you. I bet you'll even feel his presence when you sit out in the shade of the tree one day...

My heart is smiling, even as I'm reminded of the sadness of losing a beloved friend.

Ken and Mary of Fancy Fibers Farm said...

Yes, a most fitting place. A beautiful spot to remind you of the good times with a beatiful dog. Ken and Mary of Fancy Fibers Farm, Texas

lisa said...

That is a great place! Love the tree also.

Anita said...

Deb,
Your post regarding Banjo made me cry...but then I went on to read the Farm Funnies and they made me laugh. Banjo was a beautiful dog and I can see why you miss him. Glad he is in a good place now.
Love,
Anita

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

What a great tribute to Banjo! Now he can keep an eye on things :)

DayPhoto said...

You made me cry. To lose those we love is very hard. I'm also very glad you have the perfect spot with the perfect tree for a wonderful friend to rest by.

My heart is smiling, but my eyes are crying.

Linda
http://coloradofarm.life.wordpress.com

Deb said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments - I'm am as fortunate to have such wonderful blog friends as I was to be a part of that awesome dogs life.
It truly helps to be able to share such things with people who really "get it".


Love,
Deb

Window On The Prairie said...

Glad you are able to find closure for Banjo. I too have lost pets, as most of us have, and they leave a hole that is never completly filled. Beautiful spot for Banjo.
Take care,
Suzanne

Country Girl said...

A sad time, but better to remember the good. Hope your heart continues to heal.

Stephen Andrew said...

I happened to come across your blog from Harvest Thyme Homestead and have so enjoyed it. This post in particular touches my heart, I lost my yellow lab this past December and have not known exactly what to do with her ashes. I think I may borrow your idea. Rest in peace Banjo!!!! Such a beauty.