Here At Last

@just4him (109867)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 4, 2016 4:35pm CST
Today has been a different sort of day. Younger son had school and I needed to make a special trip out of town to pick up a very important package. So though she couldn't talk, she sat in the back seat on the way home, nothing but ashes. You see my trip today went to pick up Pip and her paw print, which was more than a simple ink print, it is a plaster cast of her paw. It reminds me of the hand molds of my kids when they were in Kindergarten. So now after a bite to eat at Culver's on the way home, I'm back here with you and here I'll stay until my eyes cannot remain open any longer. Thanks for reading and I hope your day has been a good one so far.
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@DianneN (74026)
• United States
4 Feb 16
I hope you receive comfort from Pip's ashes and paw cast. Hope you are doing well. I often think of you and poor Pip.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
Thank you. Right now they are beside me on the table next to the desk. I think it is comforting. I thought it would be hard to pick up her ashes, but so far it's going okay.
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@DianneN (74026)
• United States
5 Feb 16
@just4him I am happy for you.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
@DianneN Thank you.
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@Susan2015 (20161)
• United States
4 Feb 16
It has been a nice day here. I also had my Molly's ashes. When I was ready, I spread them out underneath our big tree in the backyard like I did with my other dog years ago.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
I don't want to spread them. Maybe someday I will, but not now.
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@jaboUK (53412)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 16
What a sad task for you Valerie, but I hope the paw mold gives you some comfort.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
I knew what I wanted to do when I was expecting an ink print of her paw, but now I'm not so sure how it will work. I have Rascal's ashes and paw print and was going to get a couple frames and put them in the frames along with pictures of them. However, the cast makes that a little hard to do. I'll most likely set Pip's ashes beside Rascal's.
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@valmnz (12465)
• New Zealand
4 Feb 16
I'm glad I dropped back in here again today, enabling me to read this post. I've been wondering what the outcome was. Sending you lots of loving thoughts.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
Thank you. I've missed her a great deal and expect to see her every time I walk in the door waiting for her treat.
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@Elizaby (3593)
• Pensacola, Florida
5 Feb 16
It has been pretty good so far
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
I'm glad you're having a good day. It's been good here as well.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
5 Feb 16
I have the ashes of my lab in my bedroom with me at night it has been almost 4 years since I lost her and I think it is about time to spread her ashes, she would have loved it up here where I moved to and her new sisters she would have gotten along just fine with.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
It sounds like a lovely thing to do. You found the right place and time to spread her ashes.
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@Marcyaz (35765)
• United States
5 Feb 16
@just4him I think she has been cooped up long enough and would love to roam around here.
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@Jessicalynnt (47791)
• Centralia, Missouri
5 Feb 16
aaand I would have bawled all the way home. -hugs-
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
I had her with me, and for some reason there was no reason to cry.
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• Centralia, Missouri
5 Feb 16
@just4him lovely!
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@boiboing (12207)
• Northampton, England
5 Feb 16
Poor sweet Pip.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
Thank you. I miss her, but I'm very happy I have her ashes and paw cast.
@DWDavis (10775)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
5 Feb 16
I know you must miss Pip terribly. Your photo reminds me of my long gone Lab, Laker. We never forget our departed furry family members.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
No we don't. I miss her, but now she is here with me once again.
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@Inlemay (16484)
• South Africa
5 Feb 16
ahhh that is a wonderful thing to have had made, i didnt know that they did these things - Pips paw will be with you forever.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
It was wonderful. I'm so glad I have it. It's like she's here and is a great comfort to me.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
5 Feb 16
I am glad your memento of Pip is comforting. Take care.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
Thank you. It is.
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@LadyDuck (147051)
• Switzerland
5 Feb 16
This was a very sad trip, I am so sorry about Pip.
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
It was a sad trip, but I have her here now, and that makes me feel good.
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@SIMPLYD (78114)
• Philippines
5 Feb 16
It is so nice to be able to do all you have to do at home or even at work and be able to finally be here indeed .
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
Yes it is.
@sugartoes (39211)
• Greencastle, Indiana
5 Feb 16
I'm glad you have her back & her paw print I know that makes you a little happier not like if she was a live but she's with you maybe this will change things up for you
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@just4him (109867)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 16
I think it already has. I like that she's here again, just like having Rascal here as well.