Went to Rolling Acres Sunday as I often do over a Memorial Day weekend. It's really such a peaceful, comforting and beautiful place. And if I had arrived earlier, the employees there were hosting a big cookout. All the tables and other things were still out as evidence on what I missed.
Came across a patch of little memorials that all had matching flowers. (See the pic above.) I liked how it looked. Made me smile. While looking at the little markers, I came across a "Cowboy." Can you believe it? A little monster named Cowboy. I love that idea!
Saturday morning I ran by Petco. I was there to purchase Gabby's food, but they were having a pet adoption day. So I did check out the monsters. Overheard a couple agreeing to adopt a little dog. The foster parenting people said they needed a name for the adoption papers. The duo agreed on "Goldie," but later I overheard the Mr. say to the Mrs. "you know I'm going to change it later."
I can't imagine having to select a name just like that. It took over a month for me to name Gabby. Although it likely was very clear since she kept shouting it at me.
I had a high school friend that named all her cats Herman. I've known others that like to name every pet the same name. My mom and sister each have a dog named "Cow." Seriously. And can you guess why the creatures are named that?
Besides what looks to be duck/geese poop that I swear wasn't there when I took this pic, the humans remembering "Casey" did it with a pinwheel and a tennis ball. It made me think about the hours of fun Casey had with tennis balls. The people too.
Anyone who has followed "Wild Life" knows that I am horribly reminiscent. I miss fiercely. Struggle daily not to think stuff. So ... a day or a weekend like Memorial Day is one I like because it is OK to remember. I love seeing all the different ways memories are cherished. I also love seeing people remembering. I actually visited three places on Sunday and all three were packed. In addition to missing, I hoped everyone I saw were also remembering all the fun and happy times shared.