Sandy in the Pet Cemetery
Okay Pet People, I need witnesses that will stand up in probate court.
We've talked about pets in heaven and losing our pets. I want to talk about the day when The Boss loses me. Not the parities he will have, but what he's going to do with my remains.
I am SERIOUS about my wishes. I've made it clear to him, but he seems to think I'm joking. I assure you, I am not, though I am a jokester. I do not want to be buried in a casket. Though I am from PA, I feel like this is home now, so I don't want to be shipped back there. I don't want The Boss to spend money on a casket, or headstone or any of that. I want to be cremated AND I want him to take my ashes, as well as the ashes of pets I have creamated, and put me in a nice little hole in the ground next to my buried pets. I want him to get one of those little resin pet headstones and I want him to put on it "Sandy," and the year of my demise. Lots of dogs are named Sandy, so I will fit right in. Aarf! Can't put the year of my birth (1960) AND year of bye-bye, because that would let the cat out of the bag. LOL.
My home here in the country feels like HOME and this is where I want to be. He wants to go to his family cemetery the old-fashioned way. Fine I told him, I'll plant him there, but I don't want to go there, as it doesn't feel like home. I told him I'd haunt him forever and EVER if he didn't obey my wishes. I told him he could save a ton of money for his "I am FREE at last party." LOL.
So what is wrong with that? NOTHING. I am serious as can be when I say that is what I want. Then I want him to donate my things and some bucks to shelters and have not a wake or viewing and boo-hooing, but a PARTY where all my friends can have a great time remembering what a great person I was. Drinks are on me. LOL.
So, anyone else thinking along those lines? Above is a picture of my first burial of a pet, Penny. The picture doesn't include the little tombstone I got later that just says "Penny" and the dates of her guessed birthday and date of death. I also later trimmed a branch from a forsythia bush and stuck it in the ground on top of her mound, and it took,so now she has a little plant growing above her. The Boss can plant a dogwood tree and pussy willow above my space. Yogi is in a twin bed right next to Penny. I promise I will tell you all about Yogi soon!
posted by Sandy at 2/06/2007 12:03:00 PM