Your resting place may not have been weeded as often as it once was, and your hastily written name plaque is fading slightly, but dear boy you're not forgotten.
When I visit Haddock's either to tend or harvest, there you are, and I always kneel by your side to have a quiet word.
I tell you how things are going, I tell you about Bok and Freddie, and I tell you about all the other local dogs that you knew so well. Nothing much has changed (well, it's only been a few months).
With our present weather you would have already been down to the lake for some swimming; it'll be a little quieter down there this year, and the fishermen can cast their lines in relative peace. Not that we really cared, did we!
Before too long you'll be covered in Pumpkins and Squashes, and I'll plant some more interesting flowers for you.
You rest now, I'll be back in a while. xxx
Bless the boy. The marigolds seem to be doing well.ReplyDelete
Oh Cro - you break my heart.ReplyDelete
This is why I can't have anymore pets ……. thinking of you and Lady M. XXXXReplyDelete
There are tears in my eyes, he was a lovely boy.ReplyDelete
(I have something similar in Owl Wood, for Old Toby, he loved it in there, and I still love him.)
You are lucky to be able to have him with you. We only have a normal sized garden and there was nowhere for my old dog 2 years ago. He is still very much loved and not forgotten. I have a lovely " smiling" photo of him in the hall that I see whenever I pass by.ReplyDelete
Reading this through tears. dear MontyxReplyDelete
I feel your pain Cro.... dear Monty.ReplyDelete
Jo in Auckland, NZ
He was lucky to have you and lady M in his life. this post broke my heart.ReplyDelete
Cro ....I hope it get's easier....it's heartbreaking. My girls are only young 4 and 2...I have to admit I love one more...Daisy is a soulmate...she looks into my eyes and follows me everywhere. can't imagine life without her. RIP Monty xReplyDelete
I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. They bring so much joy when they are with us and so much pain when they are not. xxxReplyDelete
I feel the same about every dog I have had Cro - the sad thing about owning dogs is that their lives are shorter than ours and we know the moment we hold them in our arms as a pup that one day they are going to bring tears. In Monty's case that was sooner rather than later. You have a lovely memorial to him there, you can talk to him as you pass, you can smile with Lady M over memories. You can also content yourself with the thought that while he was with you there were great times, and you didn't let him suffer. Poor Monty - a short life but a merry one. Rest comfortably in your charming grave.ReplyDelete
I feel with you, Cro. Bless the lad for giving you the good years of his life. yesterday my gardener and I added winter succulents to Angie's grave. She passed on 25 Nov last year and we still miss her so much.ReplyDelete
Our sympathies to you and Lady M., Cro., we know just how you are feeling.ReplyDelete
On Friday morning we found our little Spaniel/Retriever cross, dead beside our bed, he'd died during the night, so your post today is especially relevant for us. Fortunately we still have his "best pal", a gorgeous yellow Lab.(a girl, and our fourth Lab.) to soften the blow. We're firm believers in having more than one dog at a time, so later we'll look for a companion for her - and yes, it will probably be another yellow Lab.!
As you and Lady M. may have found, having another dog, eases the loss a little.
Lady Magnon is already talking of finding another Lab' puppy next year. How terrible to find your dog had died in the night; at least with Monty we were pre-warned of his problems. Not that it makes the loss any easier.Delete
I can no longer have a dog. My heart has been broken too many times.ReplyDelete
Goodness I am crying.ReplyDelete
I knew my Scotty Kirby was dieing and didn't have long to live but one morning I found her dead in a cool spot outside the bedroom door.
Her small body was so light with out her spirit and wagging tail.
Oh my heart is still breaking.
You...Cro, are an amazing pet owner. To all the Monty's everywhere!ReplyDelete
Dear Monty is remembered all over the world. Such a good boy.ReplyDelete
Thank you everyone for such kind words.ReplyDelete
Understand completely...we visited Rocky's grave yesterday...the Urban Terrorist has been gone for years, but it is nice to visit....just by the burrows he kept on hunting down!ReplyDelete