God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Friday, April 3, 2015

An Unexpected Gift

My deepest thanks to everyone who offered prayers & sympathy regarding Sophie's passing.  I was able to personally respond to most comments.  However, about 18 of you are linked to Google+ & for whatever reason you come through as a no-reply blogger.

On Wednesday I received a most unexpected gift in the mail from the vet's office ... a little Plaster of Paris heart with Sophie's name, year of passing, & her paw print.  I cried & cried.  How thoughtful of them to do such a thing!  I will treasure it always.

The photo is not very good, but you get the idea. It's comforting to be able to pick up the heart & stroke her little paw print.  I always liked stroking her little paws.  They were so soft & pretty.  

Here's another photo of Sophie, napping on a chair which sits across from where I have my laptop.  It was another one of her favorite places to nap.

25 comments:

Loretta said...

What a thoughtful and sweet remembrance of your beautiful Sophie.

Take care!

Loretta

Maureen said...

Wow, what a thoughtful, caring vet and staff. I know you'll always miss Sophie. I hope you and John find with the passing of time that the missing will not be so painful.

Robin said...

What a lovely memory the Vet's office sent to you! I know it will bring you comfort. Thinking of you and hoping you have a peaceful weekend!

Robin in Virginia

gracie said...

Beautiful

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

That is such a kind and thoughtful thing for the Vet to do. I am sure you will treasure this memento.

Sally said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful gift. Thinking of you x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Oh Shirlee, it's so tough - you will be missing your little loved one so much, she was such a pretty girl. I hope you can relax a little and take some joy in Easter weekend.

EvalinaMaria said...

It is a lovely gift to treasure. {{{hugs}}}

Carol said...

I have never heard of that way of remembering a beloved pet, but I think it is so special, Shirlee. I know you miss her each and every minute...

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What a super sweet thing to do. Our vet's office sent us a sympathy card signed by all the staff when we lost our Haley. I still have that card and it's been nearly seven years ago. {{Hugs}}

Kim said...

I got a paw print for Millie too. It is a comforting keepsake

Justine said...

How thoughtful of your vet. Thinking of you xx

Hazel said...

I am so sad for you. Hugs. Xx

Farmhouse prims said...

I am so sorry about Sophie's passing, I have been a bad blogger lately. What a sweet gift in remembrance of Sohpie. hugs, Lecia

P.J. said...

Very sweet. That was so kind.

Kaisievic said...

Shirlee, Sophie was such a dear, sweet companion to you and John, how lovely to have such a wonderful remembrance of her.

Ele said...

so sorry for your loss
what a thoughtful gift from the vet
Big hugs

Frances N said...

Your vet was very kind to send you this little treasure. So sweet.

KimM said...

Oh my - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! I've not kept up with my bloggy friends the past three weeks - DD and GS have been here - the heart and paw print is so lovely. My heart breaks for you. I truly understand.
love and hugs
xxx

Marexstitch said...

what a really sweet gift from our vet! So sorry for your loss!

Julie said...

Such a thoughtful gift from your vet, a lovely keepsake.

Maggee said...

That was really really nice of your vet! Big Hugs!

Michelle said...

Lovely post Shirlee - sending you hugs my friend xx

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Yes, they do that now. We have one for my 'Kody Bear'. It too is in 'my room' and I feel like he is with me. I will never forget him and I tear up each time I start thinking of how much I miss getting my BIG hugs from my boy.
Love your blog too.

Peace & Blessings always, Barb

Pam in IL said...

My vet does the same type of thing. Such a sweet and comforting gesture!