It is so hard saying goodbye to a dog who has been such a huge part of your family. It hits us at strange times...like when there is too much space between the island and the counter because her dog bowl is gone...or a piece of food drops on the floor and it's still there after dinner...or her leash is lying on the steps waiting to be hooked onto her collar. There are no muddy pawprints on the floor, no slobber marks on the sliding door, and the kitchen floor is missing the many pieces of dog food she used to scatter. I can't believe I ever complained about those!
To easy the missing a bit (for all of us!), we made Becky a cross out of two paint sticks. We painted and decorated it with the colors Caleb chose.
Then Caleb wrote Becky a special note that he placed upside down on her grave so that she could read it.
We lit a sparkler in honor of Becky but were careful not to push it too far down because Caleb was concerned it might burn her.
It was a good time of remembering and honoring Becky, but we are still very, very sad. We'll definitely miss our dog.