tonepoems Posted June 28, 2004 Report Share Posted June 28, 2004 We lost our dog, Kong this weekend. Unfortunately, it was very sudden. We place him on our balcony before we went to bed and found him struggling for his last breath 5 hours later. We rushed him to the animal hospital, but unfortunately were not able to make it in time. The first thing we're trying to get over is incredible guilt. If we hadn't put him on the deck, perhaps we could have heard him, or even if we couldn't save him, he could have at least been in a more familiar final resting place. Add to that is the pain of losing and missing him. It's been very difficult to deal with this.Today my husband and I started dealing with funeral services which in itself has us completely torn. We either want to bury him at an animal cemetary which is on land that's absolutely beautiful and is protected property...or cremate him and scatter his ashes off Mt. Washington in NH...it was the one time we took him on vacation and he absolutely loved it.The benefit of the cemetary is that we can visit him...and in looking at the other tombstones today and speaking the names of the other departed pets...it was a nice feeling of paying homage to them and I like the idea that someday, someone may do the same and utter his name. On the other hand...the symbolism of taking him on a mountain top and adding some meaning to the location sounds right too...the only problem is that we feel uneasy about the cremation process.I was hoping some of you could share your stories of what you chose and how you feel about it now. Perhaps it will lend us some guidance. Kong was our most precious dog, and we hope the whole we have in our hearts right now will be filled with more and more wonderful memories of our 12 years together.-Niki Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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