Yukon, shortly before his untimely death
Ellis, missing his "brother" in front of the Yukon Memorial Tree
It was a year ago this morning, feb. 1st, that we suddenly lost our dear yellow Yukon. It hasn't been easy on us. I cried every single day for the first 5 months - but am now down to just the odd melt-down every few weeks. It's been extra hard as Ellis is very old as well, and watching him come near the end hasn't been easy either.
I have Yukon's ashes in a nice wooden box on the bottom shelf of the night table - I can reach down and touch it with my hand, just like I could reach down and pet his big yellow head - it's somewhat comforting to know that he is never far.
More about Yukon here:
and his memorial tree here:
and even more info scattered throughout my website:
I had been trying to make a scrapbook for the last year with not much luck - it was always just too hard. I eventually set a goal to get it done before the one year anniversary of his death. I changed direction and ended up making a coffee table photo book about his life. It took a ton of time but was worth it. It actually ended up looking like the type of book you would buy at a real bookstore and I am very pleased with the end product. If you're interested to check it out just ask me, or, and not that I would ever expect anyone to buy it, but it's available online:
If you click on "book preview" you can get a preview of the first 15 pages. A pretty cool, easy and affordable way to publish your own books. It's over 150 pages of mostly photos and some short stories about Yuki's time with us.
Yuki, we miss you and we love you. We think of you every single day.
<br />Ellis (brown) & Yukon (yellow) - Sadly, we helped Ellis "move along" on Feb 22, 2007 at age 15 1/2 - and Yukon died suddenly on Feb 1st, 2006 - 4 days before his 11th birthday. We are devestated.
What a lovely yellow faced boy. I'm going to look at the links - especially the preview of your book.
My best to you both today as you remember your dear friend Yukon, and hugs to Ellis.
Judith and Scout
your tribute sites had me in tears. i'm sorry for your mourning and wish you luck with your scrapbooking. if you need ideas, let me know. i have been doing one for years on my labs and adding pictures here and there every few months. it's a great way to remember all the good times you had with Yukon.
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Yuki was a beautiful yellow man, and his spirit now watches over you, your wife and your precious Ellis.
Hoping Ellis is well, and that soon the breakdowns will be replaced with laughter as you remember Yuki in all of his adorable "lab-iness."
Tomorrow is the 3-week anniversary of losing Winston and although it continues to bring me to uncontrollable sobs, the other day it started to snow when I asked him if he was happy now in heaven. I know that it was Winnie, chasing squirrels up in the sky and shaking the snow out of the clouds with his big, lovable paws.
I'm sending warm fuzzies to you and your family as you continue to mourn the loss of your baby boy.
Take care of Winnie for me in heaven, Yuki
Winston<br />April 3, 1995 - January 18, 2007<br /><br /><br /><br />Seymore Elliot<br />Born April 21, 2007<br /><br />
I am sorry for your loss.
Yukon was a wonderfull looking dog.
Oh my gosh! what dear sweet babies; the picture of the two of them in the snow. We have just said goodbye (without any notice) to our sweet baby-doll girl Ruby (black-female) on March 19, 2007. I cry for her everyday, and on occasion find some comfort in sleeping with her Duckie toy. She is survived by her littermate (brother) Buck (chocolate). We haven't quite worked up the courage to deal with her ashes...Buck is trying to be brave, but we know he misses her terribly... :'(