Figuratively speaking, of course.
We received word that his ashes have come back to our internist. Husband and I both thought that the staff would like a little thank you gift from us for all their support. We decided on a large frame with an insert for a picture and a note.
We chose the best picture of Jackpot – one that embodies his spirit.
Husband wrote up a little thank you note and added it to the frame.
When we got there and told the receptionist that we were there, we were escorted back to an exam room. After a few minutes the whole crew came out to greet us, which I thought was quite touching. For a minute, I forgot WHY I was there. We’ve been here so many times that I was conditioned to start by giving Jackpot’s update to the tech. Yikes.
It was a bittersweet homecoming, as we were given a velvet bag holding a gorgeous sealed box. The staff also did their own gift to us, which brought Husband and I to tears.
As we were leaving, Dr. J told us that *if* we get another dog, that we should bring him/her by to meet the “other family”. He said that because the majority of the time they see some very ill pets (including Jackpot) – it would be nice to see a healthy pooch about. 🙂
We thanked them profusely for everything they have done throughout the years. They added so much time to Jackpot’s life that we can never measure in dollars. And, while it is still hard to come to terms of the gaping absence in our family, it’s comforting to know he touched so many lives.
Right now Jack is in one of his favorite rooms, our bedroom, and it’s almost like he never left.