special thing is my dog?s ashes. My dog Siskiyou died about four or
five years ago from cancer. We put her to sleep and then cremated her
so that we could keep the ashes.
My family and I then planted an apple tree, sprinkled her ashes on
the dirt and roots, and then watered it. We named the apple tree the
Siskiyou Tree. It is in our backyard and moose are tearing it up, but
in the love of our dog, we keep renewing it.
We still have some of Siskiyou's ashes and photos to remember her
by. We keep her ashes and keepsakes in a box that is in a clear-glass
cabinet, so she is always with us. I loved my dog, and that is why her
ashes and keepsakes are the most precious things in my life; they
represent everything that I hold dear.