Date: February 1, 2010

Author: JT

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Who’s Doing It Right!

The fine folks at Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery, in Brighton, Michigan.  That’s Who!

For those of you who have been with me a while, you’ll recall the passing of my dear friend, Kimba.  She had succumbed to cancer this past August.

Working in the garage yesterday, my 9 year old son asked me why we had ‘gotten rid’ of her.  Though he had lived through the period with us, I was surprised to find he thought we had gotten rid of her for somehow having been a ‘bad’ dog.  This led into some deeper discussions, and eventually the topic of her ashes came up.

I’m sure I’m not the only person, who after having had their pet cremated, might have waited months, years even, to look inside the returned package.

This isn’t the first time my family has been through this.  Yet, it was ‘my’ dog this time, striking closer to the heart than with previous pets.  So, there was a bit of gravity to the moment as I retrieved her and began to look inside.

Kimba PadPlaced nicely on top, was a small package wrapped in white tissue paper with black dog prints.  Unwrapping it, we discovered a small monument with her paw impressed into the plaster.

Even after being with us for 10 years, it was surprising how hard it was to find something (dog bowls don’t count) of hers that would remain as a persistent reminder.

Thanks to Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery, we have the best, persistent memory of all. Priceless comes to mind.

Yep, I know, just another dog story for most of you.  I thank you for your understanding and perseverance.  Talk with you more, tomorrow.

Heavenly Acres Pet Cemetery
4369 Old US Highway 23
Brighton, Michigan 48114

(ps: The plaster is actually a gray-white, but lighting didn’t want to participate)

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