Memories of our girl

Monday marked six weeks since we farewelled our dear old Maxi. Some days it feels as though it was only yesterday when I held her in my arms and said goodbye, her not being here doesn’t seem real. Other days I feel her presence, I close my eyes and she is right next to me. There has been plenty of tears, but also a lot of reminiscing about the funny side of life with Maxi. I miss hearing the click clack of her nails on our tile floor as she paced through the house, and come dinner time I picture her standing in the doorway eagerly awaiting her food. I miss the happy dance that she did once she realised dinner was ready and I watch with sadness as Bundy heads to the garage alone when I go to work. I wish I could kiss her forehead again and feel her soft ears in my hands, did she know how much I loved her.

Yesterday the custom urn from Vitrified Studio arrived. After seeing their beautiful urns on the  oh melvin (and yo jake) (and hey doug) blog and reading the recommendations I knew that nothing else would do for Maxi. Such a special and beautiful girl, she deserved something special to rest in. On the back of the urn the artist has stamped (at my request) ‘you had me at woof’, one of my favourite dog related sayings and the most meaningful. At the moment the urn is on display alongside the Maxi photobook I created after sorting through hard drives and boxes to find all the photos. It makes me smile to see her face, the photobook is filled with hundreds of photos taken throughout her life and each photo has a funny story or a special memory that comes rushing back when I browse through the pages. Also in the photo is the silver memorial necklace from Earth Shine Designs1, it arrived today and even though it comes from the other side of the world it makes me feel as though she will always be close when I wear it. Gone, but never forgotten.

In memory of our dear old Maxi girl
Our Maxi, gone but not forgotten

14 thoughts on “Memories of our girl

  1. fredrieka November 8, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    toughest thing to do is say goodbye

  2. lifewith3dogsblog November 9, 2016 / 12:22 am

    Beautiful Maxi.. There is only one con to owning a dog and that is when we have to say goodbye to them. ❤

    • Two Black Dogs November 11, 2016 / 11:45 am

      That is the only downfall, we are blessed to have them share their lives with us and I am so grateful that we had almost 16 wonderful years with Maxi 🙂

  3. Ogee November 9, 2016 / 2:04 am

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl. It’s funny the things that we miss – and notice – most. Sending hugs and love for a heart that will heal in time while carrying the memory of her always. ❤

    • Two Black Dogs November 11, 2016 / 11:59 am

      Thank you so much, it has been hard not having Maxi around but the happy memories are starting to shine through and it is slowly getting easier to remember her without tears.

  4. Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom November 9, 2016 / 9:18 am

    They’re never forgotten our sweet babies. And, the memories become even sweeter.

    You picked a lovely urn for Maxi. Vitrified Studio does such a good job helping us honor our furry ones, we were pleased with the one we ordered for Boomer too.

    • Two Black Dogs November 11, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      So true. Our beautiful dear old doggies are always with us. The urn is lovely although I have to admit that I’m still not ready to move Maxi into the urn so it remains empty for now.

  5. restlessjo November 13, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Oh, Sam, I’m so sorry! I missed this because I’ve not been online much since Dad died. I can imagine your loss. Sending hugs for all the sweet and happy times together.

    • Two Black Dogs November 13, 2016 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Jo, you’re so kind. Lots of hugs to you xo

  6. megtraveling November 15, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I felt like I knew her because of the wonderful stories you shared on this blog. You have some special memories of her… 🙂

    • Two Black Dogs November 19, 2016 / 11:12 am

      Thank you Meg, the support from everyone has been lovely. So many special memories of my girl xo

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