Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Custom Pet Urns- Lexi

Rosanna was kind enough to share Lexi's beautiful story with me! Rosanna and her ex-husband got Lexi when she was just 4 months old! She was the run of the litter could not be sold, but her small size did not matter to them! Her tail was just a corkscrew that was so painful when she sat that at only 4 months old they had to have it amputated. After that Lexi just had a cute little nub! 



Rosanna and her ex-husband adored Lexi! She was an amazing frisbee catcher and loved to go the lake. She was an excellent swimmer who could fetch anything they threw into the water. After 7 happy years they decided to add an addition to the family and brought home another dog Dexter. Dexter and Lexi became immediate best friends! The dogs loved to go upstate to run so much Rosanna and her ex-husband started an annual tradition of taking them there on vacation, allowing them to run and be free on the huge property they rented. 

As Lexi got older her spirit stayed strong but her legs got very weak. So much so that she would no longer go up and down the stairs on her own. When Lexi was 12 another dog was added to the pack Georgia! At first Lexi, Dexter and Georgia were the 3 amigos! 



After the divorce things began to take a turn for the worse for Lexi when Dexter and Georgia began picking on her. The fights became severe enough the dogs had to split up. Lexi moved in with Rosanna's ex mother in law where things were calm, quiet and there was only one floor making it easier for her to get around in her old age. After awhile Lexi's age caught up to her, at almost 15 she was a mere shadow of the strong athletic dog she once was. When she couldn't get up anymore they knew it was time to say goodbye to Lexi. 

Rosanna writes: "When I knew what we had to do, I was looking for a special urn for her ashes. I stumbled on your site and was in love with your custom urns. You made two, one for me and one for my ex. Now Lexi is by the window looking out at the world. The sun shines on her every chance it gets. We miss her & will never forget our first dog. Thank you for creating such a beautiful custom piece that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. "




I have to thank Rosanna for sharing Lexi's wonderful story! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Custom Pet Urns- Destiny

     
 Destiny's story is another story proving how rewarding adopting a senior dog can be! Even if your time with them may be short Pamela's story proves it is worth it to take another look at a senior dog that needs a home!
       
    Pamela was looking for a Yorkie after meeting her sisters dog, falling instantly in love with the breed! She told her groomer to be on the lookout and sure enough her groomer had a friend who was looking for a home for several Yorkies. Unsure at first about adopting an older dog, Pamela still went to take a look at the older dogs in need of a home. She and her husband actually first adopted an older Yorkie named Angel, but never forgot meeting Destiny as well. Every time they went to the groomer they would inquire if Destiny had found a home yet and were always told no. Unable to forget about her, three years later they adopted Destiny as well! Destiny moved right in and became Pamela's shadow! She and Angel were wonderful family members. 
       
     Destiny was so special to Pamela and her husband. She was 13 years old when she unexpectedly passed away in August of 2011.They did not adopt her until 2009 and thus only had her for 21 months, Pamela says it was more than worth it, calling those months magical! She and her husband always told Destiny she was special from the tip of her nose to the tips of her toes! Clearly Destiny was one of a kind! Thank you so much Pamela for sharing her story!