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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Our Tribute to Storm

Of all the weekends I decide it's time to paint the bench in our backyard,
the temps were in  the 90's and the wind is blowing 20-30 mph.
It wasn't all the bad outside, I got some sun and painted the deck close to the
house to get out of the windest part of the backyard..



Here's a before look at a small part of our backyard and how the bench looked like....


This bench has seen better days but I'd like to get one more season out of it...
and the birds sure love to stop by and leave their mark...
and because of this, we don't tend to sit here....



There are a few little statues around our landscaping and this is one of my favorites..
a boy petting his dog and getting kisses...

Guess I decided you needed to see the bench again...
we had stained it a few years ago and got stain on the wrought iron legs..
definitely not pretty....

But before I show you the after, I thought I should show off some more of our backyard...
with the abnormally warmer weather, our landscaping has really thrived
and everything is so lush and pretty...

This was taken just before the peonies bloomed and it is always so pretty.
I love peonies but wished they had a scent besides bug spray when I bring some inside...
always full of ants and bugs....

Funny story, several years ago we put this bunny in our landscaping. Storm loved to chance the bunnies around the landscaping so we wanted to trick him and see if he would go racing to it.
When we let Storm outside for the first time, he just looked at us...
and continued his quest for real bunnies!

Then down the hill we have a couple of birdhouses as well as lots of perennials....
we're hoping in the next year or so to put a storage shed right between the two
birdhouses and do some rearranging of perennials...


So now we're back to the bench...all painted a glossy red color....
and it doesn't look so sad anymore...
but there was a reason that I wanted to get this bench painted....


When Storm died, we asked for his ashes so we could bury him in our backyard.
When I was looking at petstones, it was so difficult and
that dang thing took 2 months to get here...


Today we buried Storm and as you can image it has been a sad and quiet place around here..
and plenty of tears from both of us....


Storm was with us pretty much everywhere we were when we were home..
in this picture he was looking for bunnies....



If you've ever loved your dog as much as we loved Storm...
you can understand that our hearts are still broken...


This is my tribute to Storm...
a place of rest..a place where he enjoyed playing
fetch with us, chasing bunnies or just rolling in the grass...


So when we are missing Storm, we'll be able to sit out here
and remember all the fun and love we shared...


Storm - you are gone but will never ever be forgotten..

Thanks for stopping by today..
wishing everyone a wonderful week.

11 comments:

Kathe said...

Such a lovely tribute to Storm! I know well the love you have for him. I dread thinking of when Max's time comes. You have a beautiful space to sit and remember happy times with your beloved puppy.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I feel for you Terry, Buster has become so close to me and Stush that like Kathe said I to dread that day when Buster's time comes.
What a great place it is for you and Storm

Lisa said...

What a beautiful yard!
I'm sorry for heartache over your Storm. You've chosen a lovely spot for his ashes. I'm sure his tail is wagging while he waits for you at the rainbow bridge. Every animal deserves to be so loved.

Arcy Scraps said...

This is a beautiful tribute to Storm and you have a fantastic yard
♥ Cyndy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful yard your beloved dog has as his final resting place. A beautiful tribute!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Terry, I have tears streaming down my face this morning reading this. What a sweet tribute to Storm. Dogs are such sweet, loyal companions...they truly are gifts from God. I know you are still grieving, and I am so, so sorry.

Your tribute to Storm is so sweet, and I think the bench looks so pretty in red.

(((((Hugs))))) from Alabama!

chateau chic said...

Your back yard is beautiful! And the space you made for your bench, the sweet statue, and Storm is so special.
Mary Alice

Cozy Little House said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My two pupsters are sitting on my lap at the moment. I know how much you miss him. A lovely and inspiring tribute...
Brenda

DEANNE MORSE said...

What lovely gardens and such a beautiful tribute to Storm. It is truly inspiring.

Debbie O said...

I was very touched by your tribute to Storm. He's waiting for you at the bridge. Fondly,

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

That's a truly touching story about Storm. We buried the ashes of our beloved dog a few years ago in our garden, as well - beneath a St Francis garden statue. The red bench adds a nice splash of color - a very nice tribute to Storm and all your happy memories.

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