My Birthday Present

Krissy got a headstone for Ghlaghghee’s grave (underneath the maple tree in the back yard) and planted flowers around it. And yes, I got a little choked up about it. She was a good cat and I miss her. But it’s a lovely little marker, and I’m glad it’s there. It was a very good present for me.

33 Comments on “My Birthday Present”

  1. Many internet hugs to you, John. It is a lovely way to remember such a wonderful cat. And thank you for sharing her with all of us too.

  2. I’d missed the announcement that she passed. Sorry you lost your lovely fluffy kitty. The marker is beautiful.

  3. I’m sad all over again thinking about Ghlaghghee’s death. But very glad that she has such a lovely memorial under her favorite tree. Krissy is a very tuned-in and loving person, not that you need telling that, of course.

    Peace be with you.

  4. *sniffle*
    That’s reminded me that my beloved Rufus’s ashes are still waiting to be scattered to “mark” the back yard. I’ve been waiting for some work to get done on the massively overgrown yard first so he doesn’t just end up marking the inside of the green waste bin instead.

  5. Wait – Fluffy had a middle name? And it is spelled in the ordinary way? That, I did not know.

  6. That’s a wonderful gift. As you well know, you’re a fortunate man, John. Happy Birthday.

  7. What a beautiful memory for a beautiful friend. My well-loved companion was buried under her favourite tree as well. I like to think she’s laughing at me every time an apple falls on my head.

  8. My other half had a laser etching done of one of her dogs that is buried in her front yard. Erin was a sweet dog who would have cheerful licked robbers to death. We still miss her.

  9. What a lovely thing to do. (Tearing up as I remember my old cats and their graves…)

  10. Good on Krissy. I’ve seen markers like that before, very tasteful and a good remembrance of Radiant She.

  11. Awww, I’m choked up too at this remembrance of Her Fluffiness. But what does the inscription read above her name?

  12. What a wonderful way to remember a beloved pet. I really got choked-up, brings back memories of the loss of my little Pom, “Foxxyling” 2011.

  13. Ghlaghghee died? Oh, no!

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Mr. Scalzi.

    But that is a very sweet, lovely headstone.