Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Memory Glass ~ Spooky

So I got my Memory Glass kit the other day and had Matt gather up some of Spooky's ashes last night and have sent away for my Memory Glass Pendent. The kit got here fast and came with a little scoop, pill bottle, return mailing supplies and detailed instructions on how to proceed. I didn't really know what to expect, but this was easy to do. Now it just needs to be taken to the post office and sent as registered mail and in about 2-4 weeks I should receive a beautiful pendent with some of Spooky's ashes inter mixed through the glass.
I didn't like the idea of wearing urn type jewelry carrying some of her ashes, it just didn't' appeal to me. And I couldn't afford the $3500 diamond I wanted made from her ashes from Life Gem. I really hate rich people ( like Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and any other spoiled brats born into money and are just a nuisance to society) who don't have to think about money and can decide to do things based on the fact they want it and not can they afford it- it's not fair! So the Memory Glass pendent was a great alternative for me.
There she is in the little flowery tin canister on the mantle with sympathy cards and 2 or her collars around a vase that has petals from flowers we received. The orange collar with the writing from what looks like white out was her track and kennel collar. And the black flowery collar was her fancy outing collar. I don't have her "everyday" collar as it was cremated along with her. Oh and BTW Dogwood never called me back - I had wanted to talk to the tech and vet that were there that day personally and the office lady said she would have them call me. Well from talking to the crematory place and thinking back on the events I finally came to my own conclusion that she was indeed cremated with the collar.
Like I said in an earlier post I had gotten a call from Altoona Animal Hospital checking up on Spooky last week and I had to tell them she had passed on. Well I got a card the other day from them with a hand written message that they had made a donation in Spooky's name to the local animal shelter - like we had been a life long client of theirs and we had only had the one appointment. I found it incredibly nice of them and very unexpected!


Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I like the Memory Glass much better than the diamond. No one would likely ever ask you about the diamond, but I could see the Memory Glass getting asked about. Very cool about Allatoona Animal Hospital. I think I am going to maintain 2 vet relationships with them being the second vet. And easy on that liberal talk :-). I clearly remember you saying "I want a job, not a career." You could have been rich if you had wanted to work that hard. Personally, I don't want to work that hard, so I'll stick to being middle class :-). Jen

Denise said...

My rich comment wasn't meant to be towards people who worked hard for their money, but more like useless celebs that were born into money such as Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie- those kinds of rich people :-p

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

OK, I hate those kinds of spoiled rich people too!!!


greytblackdog said...

I love the Memory Glass idea. I will want to do something similar for my girls I know for sure. There is an artist, Sara Regan Snavely, who makes the most lovely sculptured boxes. Some are quite expensive, others (like the one I want for Seka when the day comes - a black greyhound angel) are only $250, which I don't think is all that unreasonable for a piece of original artwork. Check out her site. I know you will love her work:

BTW - I hate those kind of spoiled rich people too!

greytblackdog said...

Sorry to be annoying, but I had to send you this link. I went to Sara's site just to see what she had new and she had this memory box on sale and I thought of you and Spooky: