My friend Karyn had to say good-bye to her greyhound, Lily, on Friday. It’s always tough to part ways with a beloved pet, but Lily was 12 3/4 years old, very long-lived for a greyhound, and Karyn knew she was doing the right thing when the vet told her that Lily would never be able to walk again or be free of pain. The decision was quickly made, quickly enacted.
But as another pal, Roxanne Hawn, requested, I’m not here to make anyone cry again. I’m here to ask for suggestions for Lily’s final resting vessel, something to contain her ashes.
Painter, Karyn’s other greyhound, rests in a lovely Raku urn. But that’s not Lily’s style. She was flamboyant. Outgoing. Demanding. A diva and drama queen. And she deserves a resting place that fits her personality.
Something colorful — in the hot pink or magenta spectrum. Something flashy. She weighed 55 pounds, so Karyn’s thinking something the size of a cake tin, maybe, or a hatbox. Maybe a purse?
All suggestions — including pictures of the items — are welcome.
And Karyn and I would love to know what you did with the ashes or other remains of your departed pets.