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    Unhappy How do you preserve their memory ?

    After a short battle with heart problems at age 12 our Norfolk Terrier "Corkey" has passed away this weekend .He was my wife's best friend and she's taking it pretty hard. While we knew it was inevitable and he died in her arms last night which was probably the best way for him I am seeking suggestions on some things others have done to preserve the memories of our four legged family members .

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    I believe MooserGooser may be your answer, he did some awesome work. Handmade wooden boxes to hold the ashes?
    i remember a thread awhile back with pictures.
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    I made a small water garden in my yard. Each time I loose a beloved freind I add some of their ashes when planting a new perennial in their memory. I put Fancy Guppies and Platies in to take care of pests in the water and it's very relaxing. My mom, who will be 92 in June, really loves sitting out there.
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    My Dusty passed away March 14 2011. I have his ashes in a beautiful wood urn. Bed bath and beyond had a frame with a place to put his picture and a seperate area for his collar at the bottom it says, "Just whisper my name in your heart...and I will be there". Some of us take longer to deal with the loss than others, I haven't even been able to think about getting another dog.
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    Tartufa10,

    I commissioned a potrait of my Star several years ago. She was still with us when I met with the artist to commission the work, but was gone a few months later when the work was completed. It hangs in my kennel along with many of the awards she won with my son in 4-H obedience, AKC obedience, and in HT's.

    I'm sorry for your loss. May time bring you and your wife comfort.

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    I had a necklace made with a bit of the ashes from my three all time best dogs, from here --> www.starseedgems.com

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    Agree with Swack. The most precious photos in my home and classroom are of my "Sweet Dancy". The photos plus great memories will never allow her to leave our hearts.
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    Have a owner that loads the ashes into shotgun shells and uses them in all the areas here on 800 acres.Thought that was pretty cool. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matador View Post
    I believe MooserGooser may be your answer, he did some awesome work. Handmade wooden boxes to hold the ashes?
    i remember a thread awhile back with pictures.
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    Yup! Take a look at Goosers website. Really awesome stuff, worthy of the highest form of tribute.
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    I have scattered ashes in some of my favorite hunting spots. A special place where I have many memories for each dog. I recently saw some guys commissioning a hollow wooden decoy to hold a small urn that gets sealed into the decoy with your dogs ashes. It can be a mantle piece or an actual hunting decoy. That way your old partner still goes on the hunt with you.

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