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Marilee J. Layman

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07:02 pm: Ashes to Ashes
I picked up Giorgio's ashes today. The IM vet hospital had also printed out "Rainbow Bridge" on a piece of paper with a rainbow and a paw stamp. Then when I got home, I had a card from them, with a note from everybody who worked with him and I started crying again. They'd had my one-kitty carrier, and I brought it home and Spirit and Shiva looked it over. Spirit looked in every hole to make sure Giorgio wasn't there. Then they both went down to the bedroom and have been sitting together on the bed. Not cuddling, but touching, so maybe Spirit may not need a teddy bear. I bookmarked one that's washable, just in case. It's meant for kids with dust allergies, but in this case, I'm the one with the allergy.

The box the ashes are in is from the same company but smaller. I wonder if they used to use human-size boxes for the pets and went to a smaller one. I may ask to trade, or something, since the older boxes are pretty big. (The crematory does both humans and pets -- the pets in batches or individual and I always pay for individual.)

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From:firecat
Date:February 14th, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
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[hugs]
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 14th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. I called the crematory today and they will swap boxes for me if I take them in. It's a bit of a drive, so I won't do it right away.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 14th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
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Hugs.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 14th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! The toys came today and Shiva has slobbered over one catnip mouse and Spirit has played with another.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 15th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
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Cats are remarkably resilient creatures. What's amazing about them is how much love they both exude and generate.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 15th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
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Spirit has been playing up and down the hall with one of the mouses, but she is now insisting I sit in the recliner so she can sit in my lap.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 15th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
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She probably thinks you need to be under her eye.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 15th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
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No, I think she has me in mind for a replacement for Giorgio. Unfortunately, I don't really have a lap here at the computer and I tried rigging up a sling, but she didn't like that.
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From:fledgist
Date:February 15th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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Ah, the ever-practical cat.
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