My parents wanted this done with their ashes and that of their Golden Retriver. We just did it at home before the memorial service.Originally Posted by gabriel;2224288;
I'd ask someone you trust to do it when the time comes. Or if you have made pre-arrangements, ask the funeral home about it. Believe me, they get stranger requests. Not that yours is strange. I find it very normal as that is what we did with my parents and their dog.
I love seeing the pictures everyone posts of their babies. I will post one of mine enjoying the snow yesterday. He's depressed now. Seriously. The snow has mostly melted and he keeps going out and looking at what's left of it, sniffing it and looking at me with his tail down and this expression on his face like: "my new toy is GONE"
As for names. My husband and I adopted a stray the year we got married. We think she was a schnauzer and standard poodle mix. I kept calling her Annie because she was like a sad little (although she wasn't little) "orphan" when we found her. When our daughter was born, she was very protective, but she never really played with our daughter much. So the kid had been begging for a "dog of her own" when she was around 5. So for her 6th birthday, we got Rosie. We were considering a beagle, but my husband did some work for a guy that bred Jack Russells and they ended up bartering the puppy for the work. My daughter named her Rosie after Rosie O'Donnell (I know, but at the time, Rosie had JUST started her talk show and wasn't as obnoxious). Then everyone fell in love with her and kept asking us to bred her so they could have one of her puppies. I had never done that (and will not ever again) and we did. We kept a male and my husband insisted it was his turn to name the dog. After going through Gator, and a few others, he settled on Bogart for his favorite actor. It became Bogie very quickly and now since he's such a goofball, my husband calls him Bogus. By this time, Annie had died and Rosie was feeling it as she and Annie had bonded after Annie bit her on the nose (she still has the scar) and so we knew we'd keep a puppy. As much as I miss Annie and she was a GREAT dog, Bogie is now "mine" and he has bonded to me and is by my side ALWAYS. If I have him alone, I don't have to use a leash. Rosie has become the "bad girl, Queen Bee" and steers him astray and lets him take the blame for stuff we have now found out was her.