The original plan for today was that Mr. POSSLQ and I were going to drive up to the place where we’d taken Diamond to have her cremated and pick up the box with her ashes.  Due to a series of events at Mr. POSSLQ’s work, it ended up just making more sense for him to stop and pick her up on his way home from work.

Funny thing… chinchillas bathe in dust (most chinchilla bath dust is volcanic ash) and now our Diamond IS dust. And I’m still at the point where every time I think of her, I am still just overwhelmingly sad. So, I suppose today will consist of a bit of crying and then getting out and running the errands that need to be run.  The reality of life is that it goes on, even if you’re no longer present to watch it go on.

I do have to say this…as much as I don’t ever want to have a reason to be a patron again, the North Texas Pet Crematory is a class act.  I am very impressed by their level of caring and we have some beautiful keepsakes that they provided.

Friend, please don’t mourn for me,

I’m still here, though you don’t see.

I’m right by your side each night and day,

And within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I’m always near,

I’m everything you feel, see or hear.

My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart,

As long as you keep me alive in your heart.


If you’ll excuse me, I have some crying to do….then some errands to run.  Hug your furbabies, y’all.