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      A living memorial.

      You may remember that back in May we let go of Stella. The network our vet clinic is in has a great program - when you let go of a pet you can purchase a tree and participate in a planting ceremony.

      Faye and I along with about a dozen other people did that today. There was a short reading, a poem was read, then we planted our trees. I was able to select a redbud sapling (Cercis canadensis) which two of the techs planted. Afterwards we gathered again and chatted.

      It seems like a strong young tree and I look forward to watching it grow. I may not see it get old and large and that's fine. This proverb gives me a lot of contentment.

      A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. - Greek proverb.

      Here's a photo of Stella's tree.
      Andrew, Faye, Achilles, and Fitzi

      Not gone, only gone on ahead - Bruno, Rex, BoJo, Kendal, Kingsley, Moonpie, Avis, Corndog, and now Stella

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      I wish there was a little heart symbol when you thank someone on their post. What a lovely concept and tribute.

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      What a beautiful tribute and great idea. More trees are needed all over.

      It is a most wonderful tree.

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      Beautiful idea. Love tree planting as a memorial.

      With not enough room in our yard, I've been choosing a special plant/flower and planting it.
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      smartrock, awww thank you. You are very kind.


      Tanya, it is a great idea. They have done this for 19? years now. The municipality is kind enough to allow this on municipal land.


      Fran, what a good idea to put in a special plant or flower at home.

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      Just saw th answer to my question right above. I thought you were taking the trees home to plant in your yard. That is a nice idea.
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      Beautiful memorial and great for the environment. Bet Stella was watching the tree being planted.
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      Beautiful. Tears in me eyes Mate. God rest ye Stella.

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      Beautiful tribute to Stella.

      On the day we lost Max my "Esperanza" plant that I had been grown from seedling gave it's first flowers. I have 6 "Esperanza's" that grew from the seedlings, they are all blooming now, but that first one that bloomed on the day of his passing, I told my husband I want that planted next to Max's grave. I miss him everyday, as I'm sure you miss yours.

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      That's really beautiful.

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