A promise made; a promise kept

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ~ Will Rogers

The most important installation in the progress of the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden was finally completed this week. It shamed me a little that this one took so long, but it’s timing is perhaps fitting – as this year, the garden will burst forth in spring celebrating all the hard work of our first season’s plantings.

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Our Memorial Path is where families remember their beloved pups with a commemorative brick. The bricks are laid in a sand base, so we can easily replace blank ones with new dedications,

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until someday, every brick relays a special message to our pups over the rainbow bridge.

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Thanks to Joe Porto and his crew of Top Line Masonry for their beautiful work.

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It brings both tears and joy to walk, read, and remember. This one in particular – as it is dedicated to Chelsea, the Golden Retriever who inspired all that Homeward Bound has become.

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A lasting tribute, soon surrounded by all the blessings of spring.

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It was the perfect time after all.

14 comments

  1. When I took in the second of my two rescues that I lost last year, I promised her she would never had to find another home. I was her fifth and last. If only I hadn’t had to give her back to God quite so soon.

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